The Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2023 in Rijeka was held from May 22nd to 31st and was dedicated to the Trsat and Kozala cemeteries.
As every year, KD Kozala d.o.o. celebrated the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC). The event was held for the first time in 2015, and over the years our fellow citizens have recognized it as another way to get to know the history of the city.
This year's theme: Trsat and Kozala cemeteries
The theme of this year's WDEC is "Cemeteries for health and wellbeing". In other words - pointing out how the attitude towards cemeteries can improve our life. The meaning of life should be seen through the prism of a place that many shy away from, not wanting to face the fact that the circle of life and death is constantly present in nature, and that man is only a part of it. Cemeteries are not only places of farewells and reminders of one's own transience, but also places where the culture, progress and maturity of a community are reflected. The attitude towards life is also reflected in the attitude and care we have towards cemeteries, and we can proudly say that Rijeka's cemeteries have long since become a part of our lives, a part of this city. They have become parks and promenades that passers-by do not bypass, but quite the opposite.
The Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2023 in Rijeka was held from May 22nd to 31st.
The program began on Monday, May 22nd, at 11:00 a.m., with the opening of the exhibition on Korzo, with photographs of grave sites in the Trsat and Kozala cemeteries.
On the same day, at 6 p.m., a guided tour of the Trsat cemetery was held under the expert guidance of art historian Daina Glavočić and with musical accompaniment performed by students and professors of the Ivan Matetić Ronjgov Music School in Rijeka.
The guided tour of the Kozala cemetery was held on Wednesday, May 24th, starting at 6 p.m., also with musical accompaniment performed by students and professors of the Ivan Matetić Ronjgov Music School in Rijeka.
Other days were intended for individual visits to the Kozala and Trsat cemeteries with the help of a special brochure prepared for this year's Week of Discovering European Cemeteries.
You can see some photos of cemetery tours in the photo gallery.