Moreška

Korčula has maintained the tradition of preforming knightly games. The best known is the 'Moreška', a spectacular dynamic fighting dance with swords witch has been preformed in the town of Korčula for more than four hundred years. As well as the 'Moreška' the island keeps two other knightly games alive: in Vela Luka, Pupnat, Čara, Blato and Smokvica, the 'Kumpanija', and the 'Moštra' in Žrnovo. These are also war-dances with swords, accompanied by the melodious music of bagpipes. The Festival of Sword Dances takes place in Korčula every year in the summer season, and the Moreška once a week.