‘Tis the season to be jolly! Whether you’re Christmas-obsessed or the type who complains about capitalism ruining the meaning of holidays, I’m sure nobody can resist a warm, strong drink on a winter evening. If you happen to visit Zagreb in December, I recommend that you skip the boring gigantic white tent on the main square and march straight to Tomićeva street.
Situated right below the funicular, the street is empty for the rest of the year, but as soon as November draws to a close, it fills up with cute wooden stands that sell holiday-themed souvenirs, great street food, and of course – drinks. That’s what draws most of the customers to the manifestation known as Fuliranje, which I’ve been desperately trying to translate but I’m coming up short :D. The meaning includes showing off, having a good time, fooling around, flirting… fulirting. Heh heh. See, this is why I don’t work as a translator.
So, depending on who you bring along, choose one of the above, get some spicy mulled wine and proceed to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Try out the photobooth or catch a good concert. And don’t worry about the temperatures – heating lamps are scattered everywhere and will keep you warm from the outside. Good music, company of loved ones and rakija will take care of the rest. Happy holidays!