Bano e Comitato della Croazia – The Ban and the Committee of Croatia

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Bano e Comitato della Croazia - The Ban and the Committee of Croatia

The term Ban is a word of Slav origin meaning a ruler. It is attributed to an influential inhabitant of the Borghetto in memory of the small Croatian community founded by the Croatian knights who settled in the quarter on their way back from a crusade.
The Ban is the president of the Croatia Polenta and Cod Association Committee set up in 1985 to support the peace-making ceremony on the penultimate Sunday of Carnival and the distribution of Polenta and Cod on Ash Wednesday.