September 27, 2022

Dubrovnik Winter Festival will present a rich program and a variety of things to do in a period of 18th of November to 1st of March. It is an unique opportunity to enjoy and experience Dubrovnik in an entirely different manner. 

Here is what to expect in this year`s Festival:

1) Advent in Dubrovnik

Advent u Gradu / Advent in the City begins with the ceremonial lighting of the first Advent candle. Dubrovnik is timelessly unique, and this is made apparent during the month of giving. 2016’s Christmas market will be set up on Stradun, one of the most beautiful streets in the world, where craftsmen will present traditional handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and Christmas sweets local to the area will be on offer, with the harmonious backdrop of Dubrovacka kolenda (Dubrovnik carols), which have been sung on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve for centuries.

The New Year will be greeted by a rich music program that will begin in the morning of December 31st, New Year’s Eve. The New Year program includes a diverse, entertaining three-day event plan.

2) The Festival of Saint Blaise

The Festivity of Saint Blaise, the Day of Dubrovnik’s patron saint – who holds the City in his hand and whose statues proudly adorn the city walls and gates – is an incredibly important day that has been celebrated on 3rd of February, ever since the year 972. Saint Blaise is woven so deeply into life in Dubrovnik, even in the modern era and this annual cultural celebration is extremely meaningful. A series of concerts, exhibitions, book presentations, and theatrical performances will be dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik, who is believed to eternally watch over and protect the city. .

3) The Dubrovnik Carnival

A proverb you will likely hear in Dubrovnik during the carnival period is ”I nasi su stari ludovali, pa mozemo i mi!” (Our ancestors also had fun, and so should we!”) . People of all ages and walks of life have one day to create and prepare masks, on the last day of carnival a big masquerade party takes place.

4) Valentine`s Day in Dubrovnik

Valentine`s Day rolls around every year and its unavoidable. Dubrovnik’s indescribable atmosphere is sure to change the opinion of even the most passionate protester of Valentine`s Day. It isn’t exactly news to say Dubrovnik is romantic, in fact it is one of the most romantic cities on earth, and it offers its unique charm, rich culture, history and its timeless beauty 365 days per year.

Summer days in Dubrovnik are marvellous, but winter days go even beyond that – it is an ideal time to experience the city as it really is, its true soul and charm.

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