In addition to St. Lucy, the people of Turopolje celebrated with special reverence and many customs the day of St. George, and St. George's Festivities, as a holiday of spring and the beginning of the economic year. The history of Turopolja was largely marked by wars, so no surprise that this saint and the Roman army officer was declared the patron of Turopolje by which many churches and chapels, as well as the inhabitants of this region, are named.
In the week before St.George’s Festivities, this holiday is celebrated by burning bonfires and depicting St George's Day customs throughout Turopolje, but also in the centre of Velika Gorica in the park of Dr. Franjo Tuđman.
In front of the walls of the old town Lukavec, the biggest bonfire, which is organized by the Noble Commune of Turopolje, lights up. Its army, a historical military unit of Turopolje Troop (Banderij), had Saint George as the patron saint. During St George’s Festivities you can enjoy a rich cultural program of folklore societies, meet the Croatian military historical units, look around Handicrafts Fair and learn about creating traditional items.