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Winter Days in Kozara

Tourism and sports event Winter Days in Kozara is held at the beginning of February, in the Kozara National Park. It aims at promoting tourist potentials of the mountain Kozara. This event involves sports and gastro competitions and entertaining programme. Sports competitions include competitions of cities and municipalities of the Republic of Srpska in winter games. Gastro competitions of pupils of catering schools include kettle cooking.  The event is organized by the Tourist Organization of the City of Prijedor.

 

Greeting to Spring

Every year in March Klekovaca Mountaineering Society organizes in the Kozara National Park an event called Greeting to Spring. This event gathers a large number of mountaineers and nature fans from BiH and surrounding countries and, in some way, it represents opening of the mountaineering season. Mountaineers and nature fans take part in a hike organized in the Park.  After the hike there are a joint lunch for the participants and cultural and entertainment programme.

 

Mrakovica Rally

Mrakovica Rally is organized in March by the Kozara Off Road Club, Kozarska Dubica. Participants in the competition are crews from BiH and surrounding countries that test their driving skills on uncategorized forest roads. After the competition a joint lunch is organized as well as prize awarding. 

 

4th July

Fighter’s Day - 4th July is held every year at Mrakovica within the Memorial Complex. It is organized by the Republic of Srpska Government’s Committee for cherishing the tradition of liberation wars. Hundreds of citizens attend this traditional gathering to pay homage to famous Kozara epopee and to fighters killed in this area during WW2. Those who admire and respect anti fascist fights lay wreaths at the Memorial Complex built in honour of those who gave their lives for the freedom of Potkozarje. 

 

Dr Sreten Stojanovic Art Colony

Dr Sreten Stojanovic Art Colony is held in August at Mrakovica. This cultural event lasts for several days and academic painters from the Republic of Srpska and surrounding countries take part in it. Works created at the Art Colony are presented in a gallery in Prijedor. This event bears a name of a respectable Prijedor sculptor, an academic Sreten Stojanovic.

 

ARS Kozara

In August the Kozara National Park hosts artists who create sculptures and installations made of materials found in nature. These works are degradable and over time they are returned to the nature.

Ars Kozara Land Art Laboratory is the only one of its kind in BiH. Tač.ka Association of Artists, Prijedor, organizes this specific art colony.

 

Literary Meetings in Kozara

Literary Meetings in Kozara are held at Mrakovica in September every year. Numerous written works of famous authors are presented at this cultural event. For decades the best authors have been awarded a prize which bears a name of a famous poet Skender Kulenovic, an author of Stojanka majka Knežopoljka. Famous poets and authors gather every year to convey the truth about Kozara by strength of their words to hundreds of young people who listen to them while sitting on the stairs of the Memorial Complex. The event is organized by the city of Prijedor.

 

Kozara Mountaneering Marathon

Kozara Mountaineering Marathon is a recreational marathon held in September every year. Mountaineers and nature lovers hike along a marked hiking trail from Lamovita, via Previja and Gola planina to Mrakovica. Previja Mountaineering Society and Paok Mountaineering Society, Banja Luka, organize this event.

 

Kozara International MTB Marathon

Kozara International MTB Marathon is held in October and it is organized by the Austronet-procycling Bike Club, Prijedor. Bikers from BiH and surrounding countries take part in the marathon. It is also included in UCI events. Fans of adrenaline, cross-country cycling, hilly trails and beautiful nature have an opportunity to test their strength on two competition trails.  

 

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