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The carnival on the island of Murter, known as “Murterske bake” (literally translated as “Murter Grandmothers”), is a custom that dates back 130 years. The event starts on Shrove Tuesday throughout the island and gathers a large number of participants, so it has become a traditional event of fun, relaxation and reactions to social problems and life circumstances.
Croatian Lions regatta is a humanitarian fund raising event that has been organized on Murter Island since 1998 with the goal to support drug abuse prevention and rehabilitation programmes in Lions District 126, Croatia.
Murter’s summer of culture traditionally takes place from late June to late August. The entire town turns into a big performance stage and hosts numerous events. An extremely rich and diverse programme of performances taking place across many venues, each one offering a different music genre.
The traditional Murter Wedding Feast has been organised as a presentation of the forgotten wedding customs of Murter Island, a part of rich local cultural heritage.
Although the Day of the Assumption of Mary is observed with the highest degree of piety and devotion, the observation of St. Rocco became a custom jointly celebrated by the entire town in the 19th century.