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Dubrovnik Celebrates Feast Day Of Saint Blaise

The day’s festivities began with gunfire from Dubrovnik’s Trombunjeri in the morning at the Old Harbour. Following solemn high mass at 10 am this morning, the traditional procession as part of the celebrations in honour of Saint Blaise on his feast day began.

Thousands of locals were joined by Croatian President, Ivo Josipovic who headed to the Old Town to take part in the procession and catch a glimpse of the city’s patron saint’s relics. Sisak Bishop, Vlado Košić provided the sermon in front of Dubrovnik’s Cathedral to the large crowd.

The feast day of Saint Blaise is Dubrovnik’s most important day where citizens honour their patron saint.

In our extensive photo gallery you’ll be able to spot people in traditional dress from Primorje, Zupa and Konavle as well as Dubrovnik’s Tombunjeri. Take a look at below for a slice of the magical atmosphere.