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Residents of Bibinje are strong because they are unique. The hospitality, openness, benevolence, timeless readiness for a party in a Dalmatian way, directness, commitment and loyalty make only a part of the character of people from Bibinje. They always know what is good and what is bad. And they will call it by real name without hiding. That is why it is easy with the people from Bibinje. (‘Bibinje and surrrounding’, (2010), the Municipality of Bibinje). We present you only some of many artists from Bibinje, and only a part of the written works that have enriched the history of Bibinje.

Don Marko Sikirić

Exceptional priest born in Bibinje in 1858 encouraged material and educational construction of the settlement. He built the parish house and building for the elementary school next to it. Notional drafts he was making himself are now held in the parish archives. Due to his efforts, a public library was opened in 1904.

Tomislav Bralić i klapa Intrade

Tomislav Bralic was born in Bibinje, on the 10th of December 1968, he is a part of Klapa Intrade since 1986, and he has been performing solo since 1993. Intrade is a mixture of people from Zadar, Bibinje and Preko (Lovre Eškinja, Zdenko  Kneževic, Ante Šindija, Tomislav Bralić, Nikica Gregov, Nenad Kužat, Vinko Sikirić, Mladen Brižić, Davor Petrovic, Edi Bučić). Tomislav Bralic and Intrade recorded solo CDs – Dalmacijo lipa (2003), Karta ljubavi (2006), Lipa Rič (2007), Ne damo te pismo naša (2009), Zora bila (2010), Cviće (2014), Sritan čovik (2015).

Ivica Sikirić – Ićo

One of the finest tenors in Bibinje, part of Klapa Bibinje, and after the debut in Zadarfest (1998) he performs solo. He published three albums, Postelja od ruža(2002), Najlipša si (2003), Iz moje duše (2004).

Born in Bibinje in 1950, writes on the original speech of Bibinje. His poems have been composed and performed at all major festivals, and there is almost no klapa that doesn’t sing his rhythmic strophes. Some of his most famous songs are: ‘Croatio, iz duše te ljubim’, ‘Neka ti bude postelja meka’, Ne znam što me tebi vuče’, ‘Što bi moja duša bila’.

BIBINJE  
Stoljećiman ko zna kada, prvi čovik tu je stiga,
ol iz sela ol iz grada, u to misto ispod briga.
I žuljavin svojin rukan, ni se boja glada, rata,
gradija je mukon teškon rivu i Sela vrata

Još i danas kajno onda, ispod istog neba plava,
u zalivu malon, pod velikin brigon Bibinje moje spava.
Tamne kale i konobe, po bršljanu još mirišu,
Ponosno na kampanelu Stara zvona još se njišu.

Stare jare i bažane, pokrivene još od tle
I Taline uvik, mrzle, lipa Punta i Padrele.
Još i danas kajno onda, ispod istog neba plava,
u zalivu malon, pod velikin brigon, Bibinje moje spava.

                                                                     Ante Sikirić, “ Moji tići”

HISTORY OF BIBINJE

Interesting work enriched by data from the past of Bibinje, the first of this kind that deals with the history of Bibinje, is the work of Ante Gverić born in Bibinje.

The roots from Bibinje bring the list of almost all residents of Bibinje in the last few centuries. They were founded tribal origin, branched rod with large families, genealogical trees were also made. It is a work of Ivan Šindija from Bibinje.

From the 20th century historic book of Bibinje, is the work of a true villager from Bibinje, Mijo Šimunić (1906), who was recording the important events in the village with persistence and coherence. This is a representation of how life in Bibinje was extremely rich and various in the twentieth century.

Glagolitic nut of the baptized in the Parish of St. Roch in Bibinje, 1731-1825th published as the third book in the series of Monumenta Glagolitica archidioecesis Iadertinae and started by a publisher Permanent Exhibition of Church Art in Zadar is the work of Msgr. Pavle Kero born in Bibinje.

Bibinje and surrounding, is the first tourist monograph which takes us through the history of the place, through the stories of people who have marked certain periods, through the representation of people from Bibinje as people with special character, beliefs and lifestyle.

Dictionary of the speech from Bibinje that shows approximately ten thousand entries, lexemes, hundreds of phrases, while each word is exemplified by live folk speech is the work of Božidar Šimunić born in Bibinje.

Interesting facts
– Bibinje is a place with much greater number of births than deaths. The settlement has a primary school Stjepan Radić with about four hundred children, two classes in each generation.
– Bibinje is the only place in Zadar County, which has two kindergartens.
– In Bibinje, there are over hundred surnames, 27 of which are local and make 80% of the population, all the others are either sons in law from Bibinje or settlers.
– Klapa Meeting „RASPIVANO Bibinje” is the most famous cultural brand of Zadar County outside the area of Zadar city.
– The most popular sport in Bibinje is football, volleyball is in the genes of Bibinje residents, and chess is the most trophy sport