In this year’s address of the festivities, the members of the clergy appealed that people stay home and follow the ceremony through media.
Candlemass, February 2, at 3:30 PM on The Holiday of Light.
The celebration officially begins with the clamour of all the bells in the city, and the raise of the saint’s white flag on Orlando’s Column, when the Rector of St Blaise’s church releases a flock of white doves – symbolizing freedom and peace – the jewels which Dubrovnik Republic cherished and preserved for centuries.
The Grand Mass on February 3, at 10:00 AM followed by the relict procession on the main street Stradun.
The banner salute on February 3, at 3:30 PM
Delegations from every parish in the region gather to pay their respects and salute with their banners in front of the church of St. Blaise.
Closing of the festivities, on February 7, 9:00 AM
The mass on Gorica Sv. Vlaha, a hilltop with the patron’s chapel, followed by the lowering of the flag in front of the St. Blaise church in the Old Town.
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