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Promoting the Dubrovnik Winter Festival and New Year’s Eve Program with Kolenda
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Promoting the Dubrovnik Winter Festival and New Year’s Eve Program with Kolenda
The Dubrovnik Winter Festival program and Konavle's Scents of Christmas event will be presented in Ljubljana, Zagreb and Sarajevo
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board will present this year's fifth consecutive Dubrovnik Winter Festival in Ljubljana, Zagreb and Sarajevo. Promotion of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival, which in the organisation of the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board will be held for the fifth year in a row, will take place on Friday, November 16th in Ljubljana at Cankarjevo Nabrezje; on Saturday, November 17th at Cvjetni Square in Zagreb; and in Sarajevo, on Saturday, December 8th in front of Sarajevo Cathedral. In addition to a performance by the klapa singing group Kaše featuring traditional Dubrovnik carols, or kolenda, prikle doughnuts, candied orange rinds arancini, and caramelised almonds will be served. The Konavle Agrotourism Association will also present its traditional program Scents of Christmas in Konavle along with Konavle wine and prosciutto.
For this year's jubilee fifth Dubrovnik Winter Festival, the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, together with cultural institutions and public companies, have prepared a colourful cultural, entertainment, gastronomic and music program for all ages and visitors.
The fifth edition of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival will open on December 1st, 2018 with the lighting of both the first Advent Candle and decorative holiday lighting, followed by a concert by the popular Croatian singer Petar Grašo. The focus of the fifth Dubrovnik Winter Festival once again are concerts that will take place on Stradun, by the groups Prljavo Kazališe, Soulfingers, Detour, Hladno pivo, Željko Bebek, Opća opasnost, as well as a special musical treat – a performance by the legendary group Gipsy Kings, and a spectacular New Year's Eve program with Croatian stars Nina Badrić and Toni Cetinski.
Traditional kolenda carolling and klapa singing will provide entertainment during the weekends, with performers making their way from the Pile Gate at Brsalje, across the main street of Stradun to Gundulić Square, where there will also be a live music program, as well as food and drink that will be on offer in the specially set-up holiday cottages.
At the joy of the youngest, the traditional charity Cake Party organised by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board will be held the December 8th and the Christmas Fairytale will take place on December 16th and will feature the distribution of more than one thousand gifts for children.
During this winter, Dubrovnik will be connected better than ever with the rest of Europe and world with seven direct flights. Turkish Airlines will link Dubrovnik and Istanbul four times a week, Croatia Airlines will fly many times per day to Zagreb, as well as twice a week to Frankfurt, there will be British Airways flights twice a week to London and Vueling will fly to both Rome and Barcelona twice a week. The Czech LOT airline will connect Dubrovnik and Warsaw during the winter four times a week and Iberia airlines will fly to Madrid twice a week.
The Dubrovnik Winter Festival has become a recognisable brand of Dubrovnik in winter, with top results from guests arriving both from the region and from distant markets, which confirms that Dubrovnik truly is a city for all seasons.

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