To get us acquainted with the topic of The Bellmen during our agreement about design and layout of the book “The Bellmen and their echoes”, Lidija Nikočević, director of the Ethnographic Museum of Istria, said: “When you hear about the Bellmen groups, just imagine a number of different fan clubs.”

There could not be a better introduction.

Carnival custom of bell ringing was included in UNESCO‘s list of intangible cultural heritage. The fact that the book sums up over 30 years of scientific field research of this custom held in Kastav area (near Rijeka), with author beginning works on the topic of the book as early back in student years of ethnology is an indication of its complexity.