We are counting down to the most anticipated period of the year. Christmas Eve or Badnjak, is the name we use in Croatia, the day before Christmas.
Badnjak is named after a tree or stump that is lit on the hearth, while the house and tree is decorated, and it is traditionally fasted. All of this is part of a custom that has survived to this day.
The name Badnjak, also was most probably derived from the words; to watch, to be awake, to be vigilant, it means the night in which everyone is awake All in all, a day for family and togetherness – so stay to it and enjoy!
Enjoy delicious dishes that you will taste at these Zagreb Jingle Mingles locations.