Events in Buje
The most famous event in the surrounding area of Buje is certainly the Holiday of Grapes. That manifestation is held an event is held in September, during the grape harvest season with the goal of preserving tradition of grape harvesting and wine production. Among other events in Buje there is also the celebration of St.Martin, and St. Mary Magdalene, "Car Free Day" cycling tour, "Eco-marathon bike tour" and Flounder Fish Days. Find our more about the events in Buje down bellow.
Buje is a place of fertile fields and vineyards. It has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land. In early times, the festival symbolically marked the start of the grape-harvesting season. Today, it is a prominent and well-known celebration with a variety of programmes, numerous games, tasting sessions, music and dance.
Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day.
Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 15, to celebrate the day of the patron saint of Momian, St. Martin.
Since St. Martin is the patron saint of wine makers and wine growers, young wine is baptised on this day in many countries and regions.
The bicycle ride will start at the entrance to Momian, and participation fee is 40 kuna.
Participants will have lunch in a tent in Momjan, and refreshment will be available throughout the trail. A lottery is scheduled after lunch.