"Igra na rog" (Throwing of the horn)

The game involving the throwing of a horn is played on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in Motovun. The rules of this amusing game, which is played on the road that links the upper graveyard and Kanal at the foot of the hill, are very simple: one of the players throws an ox's horn and the others attempt to throw their wooden bats or 'bačuke', as close as possible to it. The winner is the one who gets closest to the horn the greatest number of times along the entire length of the track. Before throwing the bat, the player usually calls the next player by his, witty and purposefully invented nickname.