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Today is an important day for residents of Split, as they are celebrating St. Domnius Feast Day. The early Church Father is a patron saint of Dalmatia Region’s capital city, so every May 7th is cherished with religious procession, entertainment program and various cultural events. This year, special guest of honor was Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, recently appointed President of Croatia, the first woman in modern state to receive such an important role.

Celebrating St. Domnius in Split

As already mentioned, celebrating St. Domnius couldn’t go without the traditional religious procession, and carrying the saint’s sculpture to town coastal promenade. In addition to this notable event, which gathered a lot of local residents and foreign guests, celebration also included a more secular character. This year, Alliance of Chefs of Mediterranean and European Countries offered 1200 liters of fine asparagus broth on street -completely free of charge.. That consumers loved the meal is proven by the fact that pots were emptied in less than 10 minutes. The evening is reserved for fireworks and musical concerts, none of which will disappoint.

Long story short, Split is really the center of Croatia today. What celebrating St. Domnius looked like in Dalmatia’s Capital can be viewed in our photo gallery below:


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