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Locals events traditions and experiences in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik events are specially made for both - tourists and locals

Every day there are curiosities

Enjoying the Residence Ambassador is not just a fact, it is an experience and this experience is even better if you take time and spend it during many special events, performances, happenings and local traditions. Every day there are curiosities, many of them you can see from the balcony of your residence, but many of them are even better when you become a part of the happening. Here are a few events and traditions that are a must for locals, and a completely new and special experience for our guests:

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Starting from 24.12

New Year celebrations


Starting from 24.12. when Christmas eve is traditionally celebrated in churches and chapels throughout the Old Town, ending with 6. January the last holiday before going back to work.The highlight of the celebrations is the night of 31.12. when tens of thousands of people, local and tourists meet on the main street Stradun connecting the east and the west entrance of the Old City making an open air countdown party for the New Year.

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Starts 10th of July

Dubrovnik summer festival


The Dubrovnik Summer Festival presents a rich programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance on more than 70 open - air venues over 47 days in summer each year. It starts 10th of July, every year with a salute of fireworks happening just in front of the Residence Ambassador, on the sea between the Old Town port and Lokrum island. This means that if you are booking the residence during this period you will certainly enjoy the night of 10th July on the balcony as the best fireworks in Croatia take place. Usually it starts around 11 PM and this night is known as the busiest day and night of the year when the streets of Old Town are crowded with people from all over the world.

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Croatian: Sveti Vlaho or Sveti Blaz

Saint Blaise


Saint Blaise (Croatian: Sveti Vlaho or Sveti Blaž) is the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik and formerly the protector of the independent Republic of Ragusa. At Dubrovnik his feast is celebrated yearly on 3 February, when relics of the saint, his head, a bit of bone from his throat, his right hand and his left, are paraded in reliquaries. The festivities begin the previous day, Candlemas, when white doves are released. The parade of his relics takes place on the main street of the Old Town – Stradun with thousands of people celebrating the patron.