Sinj - Sinjska alka

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Sinjska alka is the traditional knight's pageant, in honourof the conquest over the Ottomans in 1715, The event takes place on the first Sunday in August. The Tilters at the Ring - (known as alkari) ride their horses down the race track at full gallop and try to hit the alka- 2 concentric rings with an external diameter of 131.7 cm and an internal diameter 35.1 cm with their 290-300 cm long spears. The rings are interconnected with three arms that separate the space between them into three equal parts. Hitting the central ring (srida) scores 3 points, by hitting the upper portion the knight scores 2 points, and hitting the 2 remaining portions scores 1 point. The Alka is positioned in the centre of an outstretched rope at a height of 332 cm, counting from its centre to the ground.
A part of today's tourist offer is a presentation of the Ottoman siege of the town, on the same site it happened almost three centuries before.

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