The Nakanat Music Festival

The popular Nakanat Music Festival on the Island of Pag has been held since 2003 on 25th November (St. Catherine's Day, patron saint of the Parish of Novalja). Nakanat is the traditional folk two-part singing. Pairs of singers come from all over the island of Pag to participate in the Festival.

The male folk groups klapa “Navali” and “Luminali” and the female klapa “Murtelice” preserve the traditional Dalmatian folk singing. Folk liturgical singing has a special value  hat can be seen during Holy Week religious ceremonies (from Palm Sunday till Easter).