Pehlin, a neighbourhood in Rijeka with a long history of being on the periphery, is today most recognisable as a multicultural community. Along with the Croatian population, also living here fostering their own cultural specificities are Roma and Czech communities as well as other communities. There are also many carnival groups working in Pehlin, and the Pehlin festival makers were one of the originators of the Rijeka Carnival. And that’s not all!
The Pehlin initiative combines the diversity with the wish to encourage mutual familiarisation and a better understanding of those who live there, as well as those who just visit Pehlin.
Various locations, concerts, exhibitions, meetings and shows, along with an abundance of gastronomic delicacies incorporated in the Pehlin programme which starts with Đurđevdan (St George’s Day) – the traditional festival of the Pehlin Roma community, and ends with the Majeva zabava (May Party) of the Czech national minority and everything between is what which brings us together in diversity.
Special attention is paid to the programme of the Pehlin Primary School Children are rich when taught be people, but poor when taught by screens by which it is also connected to the European neighbourhood of Timișoara 2021 from Romania.