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In the Loving Memory of Our Departed Ones: Dubrovnik Celebrates All Saints’ Day

Today we celebrate All Saints’ Day. During this significant holiday, with love in their hearts, Christians from all over the world remember their loved ones who are no longer with them. During these past few days, our fellow citizens have been visiting the eternal resting places of their loved ones, diligently decorating their graves with traditional white chrysanthemums and lighting memorial candles.

Since the 9th century, the All Saints’ Day is traditionally celebrated on November 1. Followed by All Souls Day, it is not only a religious holiday, but also a national one in the Republic of Croatia. People from all over the country travel wide and long to visit the resting places of their ancestors, to pay respect and honour those they love whom are, although physically absent, always in their heart.

The city cemetery Boninovo was again this year filled with silent sounds of prayer and the gentle words for our loved ones that, surrounded by candlelight, created a peaceful atmosphere of warmth and love that can even be felt through the photos in our gallery.

Photo: Zvonimir Pandža