Zagreb, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia

Clip-clip, tally-ho! Jump out of the way because the Royal Kravats are coming by for the changing of the guard! The Royal Kravats, Zagreb’s light cavalry, have their roots in the French Royal Army during the 17th century. Anyone who has a basic knowledge of French can probably guess where the name comes from: “Kravat”, or “cravate” in French, means “necktie,” which was a Croatian special forces unit known for both their military prowess and the special scarf around their necks. Today, the position is ceremonial but still very exciting when in  a great whoosh! a dozen speckled horses trot by you and down the cobblestoned streets of the Croatian capital, carrying decorated military officers on their backs, complete with capes, furry hats, and of course, cravats!

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3 thoughts on “Zagreb, Croatia

  1. It’s nice that there are still a ceremonial that features the history of the country. I’d love to see something like this more often. Thanks for sharing!

    • Honestly, most places do have aspects that tie back to their culture, history, ceremonies and traditions…you just have to step off the “tourism” path and immerse yourself as best as you can in the place! The best way is by striking up conversations with locals 🙂

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