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‘Svi Vlahovi Ljudi’: The Monograph by DuList About Dubrovnik, its Patron and his Feast

The magnificent monograph edition ‘Svi Vlahovi ljudi’ (‘All Blaise’s People’) by DuList had finally been presented Monday night in the Visia Hall to the great satisfaction of the audience and the people of the City.

For a full decade the DuList editorial office has recorded the most beautiful moments of St. Blaise’s Feast with inspiring texts and breath-taking photographs, that have now been integrated in this astonishing anniversary edition that follows the last ten years of the Feast.

“It is my immense pleasure that we have rounded off DuList’s anniversary, our first decade of activity in the public life of the City, with a book that we whole heartedly gift to the City! It is a documentary book woven with miraculous love and hope, humility, tradition and the unbreakable bond between the City and its Patron. Framed in front of you are all of Blaise’s people, their stories, memories, emotions, faith, joy, hope and worship,” said the main author of the project and editor-in-chief of DuList Barbara Đurasović.

The book itself is divided into several sections, diligently covering not only the tales of St. Blaise’s churches and his powers, but most importantly the stories of the people who are the backbone of the City, who love and worship their Patron, participate in his Feast, pray to him, and trust his holiness. It is a wonderful and valuable gallery of festivalgoers, flag bearers, trombonists, and guardians of tradition, making the title of the book all the more accurate. If it weren’t for the people, St. Blaise wouldn’t have his own City.

In addition to our journalist team, we were accompanied and complemented by many dear people such as Don Toma, the great academic Luko Paljetak, academic Nella Lonza and of course historian Mrs Maja Nodari, all of them with immense and recognizable love of heritage, and above all Saint Blaise.

“It would be worthwhile for this book to find a place in the homes that appreciate the tradition, that continue to incorporate themselves into a large, comprehensive theme called the phenomenon of St. Blaise – a first class monument of intangible cultural heritage, recognized by UNESCO and as the heritage of mankind,” Maja Nodari pointed out.

All information about buying the book is available to you at

Photo: Zvonimir Pandža