Kotor – A newly established manifestation “Kostanjada” in the presence of great number of local people and guests was held yesterday in Stoliv. After seven years, as long as that idea exists, an NGO “Kamelija” (Camellia) from Stoliv, has managed to realize the manifestation dedicated to Kostanj or cultivated chestnut trees which grow in the forest on the slopes of the hill Vrmac, above Stoliv.
The organizer in the collaboration with the housewives from Stoliv and Kotor has prepared a presentation and tasting of the various traditional products made of chestnut, as well as other specialties made of this fruit.
For this manifestation there were 250 kg of chestnut prepared and about 120 liters of red wine “Plantaze”.
The present were greeted by the president of NGO “Kamelija”, Romeo Mihovic, president of the Municipality of Kotor, Rafaela Lazarevic, expressing that this manifestation as all other manifestations in Kotor will live and become traditional, which is expected judging by the yesterdays visit.
The president of the parliament of the NGO “Kamelija”, Vinko Vujovic, said that with “Kostanjada” the activities from the diverse and rich program content of that association are continues, and that they are valorizing natural, ambient, protective and tourist resources of Stoliv and Boka. NGO “Kamlija” is the organizer of the traditional manifestation “Fiesta of camellias” which is dedicated to the camellia flower which grows in that small place.
The advisor for forestry in the Ministry of agriculture, Ranko Kankaras, by opening the manifestation said that the Ministry has supported this manifestation because the Ministry recognized it as important and useful.
– The manifestation has noble goals, because it stirs socializing and fun, but also a better treatment of nature, it develops a stronger consciousness of people about the necessity of protection and valorization of the resources in these areas – said Kankaras.
Painting exhibition of the fine art work shop of our famous painter was also held, as well as a suitable culturally – entertaining program. After that, at 14h an expert seminar on the topic “Protection of the forests of chestnut trees in Montenegro” was held. The sponsor of the manifestation was Municipality of Kotor.