Feast of St Blaise, Dubrovnik On 3 February, the citizens of Dubrovnik commemorate the life and work of their patron saint and protector. The celebrations begin at 10am, with a mass held outside the cathedral. At 11:30am, reliquaries of St Blaise are carried in a procession around the city.
The distinctiveness of Dubrovnik-Neretva County is reflected in its unique surroundings and the narrow and non-homogeneous coastal belt, separated from the interior by a mountain massif. The County’s territory comprises two basic wholes: the relatively lateral coastal area with a series of remote islands and those near the coast, the most significant among them being Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo and the Elaphite Islands, and the lower Neretva region with the gravitating coastal area.
The agglomeration of monuments in the historic centre has remained unscathed and now appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city’s wide selection of museums, cultural programmes and festivals, make it South-Dalmatia’s artistic and cultural centre.