This is the direction the manifestations should go. Create recognizable indigenous content based on the real stories that each destination has. Every Advent has the same content but when you create your original story your Advent gets specialness and originality, and that is what will attract visitors. Malik Tintilinić, Domaći, Palunko, Kosjenka, Regoč, Potjeh and Stribor, characters from the work “Stories from the past” by our most famous writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić have returned to their hometown, Slavonski Brod. To the delight of big and small, this time they came to Advent from antiquity where they bring the joy and magic of Christmas to the streets of Slavonski Brod. The idea is great and can be an example of how to make original and interesting content. Advent in Brod stood out and showed how to be different. “This year, the city of Slavonski Brod prepared a special Advent program for all its fellow citizens, but also for many visitors, creating a completely new, fairy-tale world based on the characters and works of the writer who wrote some of her most famous works in this city. Special emphasis is placed on the holographic light spectacle on the water wall of the canal next to the Fortress, which provides an unforgettable experience of Ivana’s world of fairy tales, as well as numerous occasional decorations throughout the city that simply invite you to take photos with Ivana’s characters. announced by the organizers. Precisely in order to preserve this wonderful memory of our world-famous writer, the City of Slavonski Brod has launched a project to renovate Ivana’s family house and convert it into the Ivana Brlić Mažuranić interpretation center. The desire is to protect the invaluable cultural property located in the center of Slavonski Brod, but also to evoke Ivana’s life and her most famous works to all generations. The renovation and opening of its home to all visitors will not only enrich the tourist offer of Slavonski Brod, but will also significantly contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the city. Through this project, House Brlić will become a space that follows the world trends in the field of cultural and literary tourism, with special emphasis on the education of children and youth. The City of Slavonski Brod strives to preserve the valuable cultural heritage and memory of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić through various events which, focusing on Ivana’s character and works, contribute to creating the recognizability of Slavonski Brod, making it a unique tourist destination. In designing these events, the City of Slavonski Brod cooperates with the creative director Helena Bulaja Madunić, who celebrated Ivana’s stories all over the world. Inspired by Ivana’s work, with the intention of preserving the collection from oblivion and restoring its old splendor, in 2002 she created one of the world’s first animated interactive digital literary works “Croatian Tales of Long Ago” with an international team of artists, which toured in a new guise. and have been touring all continents for a full 17 years! The project has won numerous prestigious world awards, from awards for pioneering interactive and multimedia content for children to awards for the best collection of animated films and special literary editions. As he showed this year, the City of Slavonski Brod will nurture even more active memories of the most famous Croatian children’s writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić with rich and recognizable events, creating a recognizable and valuable cultural heritage, which also becomes a recognizable tourist attraction. Back in 1916, exactly 103 years ago, our genius Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, a two-time candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, not only fantasized in the beautiful Brod na Savi, but also wrote “Stories from the past” with her family of as many as seven children. As early as 1922, thanks to the enthusiasm of Ivana herself, they were available in New York in English translation, then in 1924 in London, and from 1928 to 1931 they were translated into Swedish, Czech, Danish, Russian, German and Slovak. She began her career as a writer as a nine-year-old girl, since when she has irrevocably immersed herself in the world of fairy tales and created some of her most famous works such as “The Strange Adventures of Apprentice Hlapić”, “Stories from Antiquity”, the most famous of which is “,” Gingerbread Heart “, and many others. Advent from antiquity which visitors to Slavonski Brod can enjoy these days is a continuation of this successful cooperation that began with projects A train from antiquity i Picnic from ancient times in April this year, when Slavonski Brod organized a fairytale celebration of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s birthday, through a specially designed program of interactive chat rooms and creative workshops inspired by the animated – interactive collection of Ivana’s stories by an international group of authors led by Helena Bulaja Madunić. In order to keep everything in the spirit of imaginative innovations in storytelling, literature and culture, U A train from antiquity passengers and storytellers created and told stories live on the train for the first time in Croatia! Be original and tell your travel stories. Advent from antiquitybrings plenty of fun for all generations, especially for the youngest who expect many surprises. In the spirit of Ivana’s heroes, a series of workshops with original names was prepared for them – Hlapić’s red boots, Ledeni tintilinići, Žito Striborovo, Vesele Gita’s skates, Potjeh was looking for Christmas, but also special programs such as Čajenka’s Magic Fairy Tale or Lutonj’s Ice Walk. All visitors have the opportunity to try skating at two skating rinks, in the Fortress and in the main town square, and have fun at numerous concerts. Let us also mention the rich Christmas fair where exhibitors of the appropriate Christmas assortment present their products and the inevitable holiday, traditional gastronomic offer. Thus, on the main town square, named after Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, there is a large pop-up book Stories from the past in which visitors can enter the Striborovo forest, dance with their grandmother and family, hang out with Potjeh, Marun and Ljutiš and hang out. painting with Neva at her mill. Surrounded by her heroes, on the city’s Korzo, Ivana welcomes guests playfully in her stories. This is not a coincidence, because the legend says, believe it or not, that the locals led by Malik Tintilinić jumped out of the potassium stove of the Brlić-Mažuranić family house on Korzo, right next to the beautiful promenade by the Sava, one winter evening in front of Ivana and her children. The fortress, which also hosts a rich program, especially for the youngest visitors, is certainly the same fortress that was saved from the waters of Zlovoda by Regoč, who took pity on Kosjenka’s great sorrow after seeing the battle of two villages quarreling over threshing floors and other nonsense. in which the chosen one of Kosjenko’s heart, the good boy Ljiljo and his company, almost died.