Tradition is the origin and basis for the Guard March, performed on weekends and on certain special occasions by the Cravat Regiment, an honorary unit of the Croatian Armed Forces. Interestingly, the soldiers wear a scarf around their necks, which is thought to be the predecessor of today's necktie.
The Cravat Regiment has 40 active and 35 reserve members, who are chosen through a strict selection process after special training. They wear replicas of uniforms of Croatian soldiers who participated in the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century, including the historical prototypes of the necktie, Croatia's contribution to the world heritage.
The changing of the guard and marching through the city core is a unique and highly attractive tourist program which pays homage to all Croatian soldiers.