Tradition and people

Video & Photo Gallery: Dubrovnik Welcomes Its Patron Saint

With today’s Candle Mass, Kandelora, Dubrovnik officially opened 1046th Festa. Tomorrow is the most important day for the citizens of our town, the Feast of St. Blaise and the Day of the City of Dubrovnik – Festa.

Forever written, in 2009, as the UNESCO world heritage, Festa makes a direct connection with the tradition and history of Dubrovnik, reflected in each segment of this celebration. Festa is followed by many organized events dedicated to the Dubrovnik patron saint, who keeps Dubrovnik on his outstretched palm.

Today, Kandelora brought tradition for the 1046th time, doves that are set free, an inspirational anthem sang to St Blaise, flags and folk costumes, prelates, the secular city leaders, diplomats and politicians, throat blessing, majestic procession of believers arrived on Stradun to bow to our patron saint, our Parac.

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. Enjoy Festa with us in our photo gallery!