St. Blaise Feast - Unique Dubrovnik winter celebration
"A day that comes once a year," the St. Blaise Feast has been celebrated for 1045 years.
St. Blaise Feast - Unique Dubrovnik winter celebration

It makes a direct connection with the tradition and history of Dubrovnik, which is reflected in each segment of this celebration. The Sain Blaise is at the same time the patron of Dubrovnik, and 3 February is also the Day of the City of Dubrovnik.

Therefore, along with church ceremony, in the city under Srđ, there are organized a number of events of secular overtones that are dedicated to the Dubrovnik patron saint , who keeps Dubrovnik on his outstretched palm. Kandelora and doves that are set free, an inspirational anthem to St Blaise, flags and folk costumes, prelates, the secular city leaders, diplomats and politicians, throat blessing, majestic procession of believers ... For centuries, the festival has been unchanged, as well as the affection of inhabitants of Dubrovnik and its surrounding to their patron St. Blaise, his character and work that is woven into all aspects of Dubrovnik past and present. In 2009 this celebration was inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


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