Saturday, September 16th; 17.00 h; Zrinjevac Music Pavilion; for children and adults; 30 minutes; in Croatian
THE PRINCESS ON THE NETTLE LEAF
The king, queen and princess Mirna lived in a castle. The princess was not allowed to leave the castle. One time, when the castle doors were left open, the princess went outside. She took her best friend, a little dragon called Straško, with her. Straško flew around excitedly and fell into a bush. Mirna tried to pull him out and got badly burned by a nettle leaf. A boy called Spasimir saved her and took her to his mother Dobra. Mother Dobra knew how to use the nettle as medicine, used a nettle tea poultice on the princess’ hand and cured her.
When the princess returned to the castle, her parents were very happy and grateful to mother Dobra and Spasimir. The king named his daughter The Princess on the Nettle Leaf. Mother Dobra was excellent at cooking, especially meals made of nettle, so she became the main chef at the castle, while Mirna and Spasimir became best friends.