International Puppet Festival
Puppetry has a rich heritage across Europe and at the PIF (International Puppet Theatre Festival) in Zagreb, Croatia, the focus is on continuing the tradition and enjoyment of the art in an age of much technological distraction. This festival was founded in 1968 and it is still very popular. Throughout the festival, puppeteers will reveal their trade and the craft secrets that have thrilled children and adults for centuries. There will be a number of performances and general merriment all round. It goes without saying that this is a wonderful event for the whole family, but having kids is not a requirement for enjoying the Puppet Festival as there are adult shows as well as performances for the little ones. There is quite a party atmosphere in Zagreb during the festival and it is a fun and festive time to visit the city. Performances take place in formal venues but also informally in the streets and squares of the city, night and day.
Date: 8 - 14 September 2014