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Smrikve Pula Premantura
Brijuni Vodnjan Medulin
Fazana Galizana Vizace
Peroj Svetvincenat Marcana
Bale Kanfanar Mutvoran
Monkodonja Dvigrad Krnica
Rovinj Zminj Rakalj
Lim Bay Sv. Petar u Sumi Barban
Klostar Tinjan Rasa
Gradina Beram Labin
Vrsar Trviz Rabac
Funtana Gracisce Sv. Martin
Sv. Lovrec Pazin Sumber
Sv. Ivan Lindar Pican
Porec Kascerga Krsan
Mali Sv. Andjelo Zamask Klostar
Baredine Cave Motovun Kozljak
Tar Oprtalj Gologorica
Visnjan Zrenj Paz
Vizinada Zavrsje Belaj
Novigrad Grimalda Boljun
Karpinjan Draguc Lupoglav
Dajla Racice Raspor
Brtonigla Sovinjak Slum
Seget Vrh Ucka
Umag Hum Plomin
Savudrija Roc Brsec
Groznjan Buzet Moscenice
Buje Kostel Lovran
Momjan Salez Opatija
Istra Veprinac

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Istrian Tranditional Dances: “Balun”

There are several traditional Istrian dances but the most characteristic one is called balun. Balun is spread in almost every part of Istria excluding the Slovenian part.

Istrian traditional dances

The complete list of the dances gathered and analyzed by Dario Marusic include the following dances:

  • BALUN: spread all over Istria and is considered “the traditional dance in Istria”
  • POLKA: spread all over Istria,
  • MAZURKA: spread all over Istria but mostly in the northern and north western part of Istria including Slovenian Istria,
  • VALZER: spread all over Istria but mostly in the northern part,
  • SETEPASSI: spread all over Istria except in the southern part of Istria,
  • SOTIS: spread mostly in the north western part of Istria),
  • MANFRINA: spread mostly in the north western part of Istria,
  • GAMBIADONE: spread mostly in the northern part of Istria,
  • FURLANA: present only in few villages in the south western part of Istria,
  • SALTIN: spread in the north western part of Istria,
  • STAIRA: spread in the north western part of Istria,
  • VILOTA: present only in few villages in the south western part of Istria,
  • SBOLSARA: spread only in few villages in the north western part of Istria,
  • VALZERVIEN: spread only in few villages in the north western part of Istria.

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