In English

Culture Shock Festival is international culture-educational festival taking place every March since 2008 (except in May 2005, 2006 and 2007) in the city of Križevci in Croatia, Europe. The whole month of youth activism, involving different workshops, exhibitions, concerts, public discussions and performances makes the city truly alive place for out-institutional education, cultural explorations and quality pursuit of free time.

Culture Shock Festival
is the result of the joint efforts of two local non-governmental organizations: K.V.A.R.K. and P.O.I.N.T.. Their activists, volunteers and associates work together every year to establish “The month of cultural shocking”, free for everyone to join and participate in the exciting ways of building new approaches to the culture and education.

Križevci is a town in central Croatia with a population of 22,324 (2001), the oldest town in its county, the Koprivnica-Križevci county. Križevci was the birthplace of a Catholic priest Marko who died at the hand of Calvinists in Košice in 1619, and was subsequently canonized because of his martyrdom. This event is commemorated every September 7th in Križevci.

These days the town is pretty much oriented towards mass entrepreneurship, but it still enjoys the greatest number of valuable and oldest monuments in the county (both in the town and its surroundings). Križevci has eight beautiful cathedrals, built mostly in the Middle Ages. In the oldest Gothic church of St. Cross, there are important Baroque pictures and a marble altar dating from 18th century (by Francesco Robba). Also interesting is the parish church of St. Anne from 17th century.