St. Blaise is Dubrovnik’s patron saint.
This festival, dedicated to him, occurs every year on February 3rd.
Ceremonies and celebrations usually begin the day before and last all throughout the next day.
The events of the ceremonies include traditional dances, mass at church, and a large feast with many traditional dishes to honor the patron saint.
The Festival of St. Blaise is a long standing tradition in Dubrovnik, stretching as far back at the 1100’s.