After inaugurating the Square of Ganga in Tomislavgrad, the city of Pleternica organized a ceremonial promotion of their newly built square as part of the TV show „Lijepom našom“.
In an effort to introduce new tourist offer based on the region’s rich cultural heritage, partners from the Becharac & Ganga project, co-financed within the Priority Axis 3 of the Programme, set up a project idea dealing with regional folk songs protected by UNESCO – bećarac and ganga. Partners from Pleternica (CRO) and Tomislavgrad (BiH) have recently finished construction works of two squares named after these popular folk songs: the Square of Bećarac in Pleternica and Square of Ganga in Tomislavgrad.
The added value of the newly built square in Pleternica gave a new appearance to the town and was recognized by the media. Square of Bećarac was chosen for filming of „Lijepom našom“, a well-known Croatian TV show covering traditional folk music, dance and gastronomy throughout Croatia. The filming was set on 5 September and attracted more than 3.000 participants who came to see Pleternica’s new social center.
In addition to the musical part of the programme, City of Pleternica presented Basket of Pleternica – a combination of local products from family farms of Pleternica area. This is part of partners’ plan to brand Pleternica and Tomislavgrad as new destinations, which offer quality local products. Cultural and artistic societies from Pleternica and Tomislavgrad were featured as well.
The Becharac & Ganga project involves five partners from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and is co-funded with 1.961.098,00 EUR of ERDF and IPA II funds of the Interreg IPA CBC Programme Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020. The project started on 1 June 2017 and is expected to finish on 30 September 2019.