Midsummer Celebration-16 June 2011

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On 16 June 2011, Nordic Chamber  of Commerce organized 4th Midsummer Celebration to welcome the arrival of summer in an authentic Nordic way. Celebration took place at Lake Bundek in Zagreb and gathered around 200 guests, representatives of Nordic Croatian business community, diplomatic corps, members, partners and friends of Nordic Chamber. As in previous years, Nordic Chamber continued with the humanitarian cause of the Celebration and in cooperation with UNHCR, part of the proceeds from the organization of the celebration will be donated to the Astronomical Association of Korenica in aid of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the return area of Lika-Senj County, town Korenica.

The official program started at 17:00 hrs with barbeque and beverages being served to the guests. At the same time, children were invited to join the creative workshop “FLOWER POWER” organized by Udruga Vilibald. Children enjoyed making their own decorations for the central symbol of Midsummer-maypole.

The opening ceremony started at 18:00 and the guests were addressed by Mrs. Gordana Fuštar, Executive Director of Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Dorijan Klasnić from UNHCR. The welcome addresses were followed by the performance of students of Scandinavian languages from the Faculty of Philosophy who sang several traditional Swedish Midsummer songs. And then, the central part of the Celebration took place: the decoration of Maypole. Children, with help of their parents, decorated maypole with colourful flowers and decorations that they made themselves.
Another attraction for children, but also adults, was clown Balonko who showed his skills in making various balloon figures.

Traditionally, Midsummer gathered most well-known Nordic brands, and this year our guests had the opportunity to see the exhibiting stands of Saab International, Volvo Trucks, Moto-Ris Volvo and Oriflame.

Another exciting part of the program was raffle where our luckiest guests won some exciting prizes, such as mobile phone, return airplane ticket, numerous surprise packages and other. List of raffle winners can be found here.
The program ended around 22:00 hrs.

Finally, we would like to thank the kind support of our sponsors and partners that contributed to this year’s successful Midsummer Celebration:

Saab International
Moto-Ris Volvo
Volvo Trucks
Verdispar International
Cargotec Croatia

Sponsors in-kind:

Croatia Airlines
Poslovni dnevnik
Udruga Vilibald
The Regent Esplanade Zagreb
Westin Zagreb
Basic Produktion
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Mesna industrija Braća Pivac
Atlantic Grupa
MD Partner