Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, a Croatian authoress who wrote some of the most beautiful children’s fairy tales, spent a part of her life in Slavonski Brod. Every year, the citizens of this town celebrate her birthday and enjoy the opportunity to abandon themselves to exuberant imagination. For a full week, the entire town becomes a venue for children’s encounters and events such as literary, theatrical, art and photo workshops. This children’s gathering begins with a play taking place at Ivana Square, right in front of the house where their famous citizen used to live. It ends with the returning of the town keys to the mayor and a formal production in the Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Primary School, a school known as the “colourful school” in Croatia as it is painted with characters from Ivana’s fairy tales on the inside and the outside.