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Saint Blaise Festivity held in Brussels

By  Jan 27, 2020

Dubrovnik-Neretva County Perfect Nikola Dobraslovic attended the celebration of the Festivity of Saint Blaise in Brussels. This special event is organized for the seventh time by the Representative Office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, in cooperation with the Branch of the Croatian Nation in Brussels and the Representation of the Croatian National Tourist Board.

This year's celebration began on Sunday, January 26th with a Holy Mass at the Croatian Catholic Mission in Belgium, while the inauguration was held in front of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral. The opening began with a reading of the Festivity proclamation of this year's festanjuli Andrija Dominkovic and Lucija Kovacic and the release of pigeons as a symbol of freedom. After the inauguration, a traditional religious rite of blessing of the throat was held in the cathedral chapel.

The celebration of the Festivity of Saint Blaise in Brussels continued with a dinner of Kandelora at a Croatian restaurant in Brussels where participants had the opportunity to enjoy traditional Dubrovnik specialties.

For the seventh year in a row, the Representative Office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County has been participating in the organization of Festivity of Saint Blaise in Brussels, in order to preserve and transmit the tradition and customs of Festivity, which is on the UNESCO list of Intangible World Heritage, as well as gathering of Dubrovnik and their guests, but also the possibility of connecting and international cooperation with European regions and cities that also worship Saint Blaise.