Advent in Dubrovnik

Advent in Dubrovnik

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The Mediterranean, tradition, and the warmth of time-honoured customs are the main characteristics of Dubrovnik's winter holidays. Stunning light decorations make Dubrovnik’s beauty even more magical, the glow of Christmas lights on the cobbled streets, trees ˝dressed˝ in bright lights, and most of all, the Christmas spirit of kindness, peace, and contentment envelop this UNESCO town making it even lovelier.

 

˝Good evening, we are knocking ....˝ are the opening lyrics of the traditional local holiday carol – the Dubrovnik Kolenda, the scent of prikle (doughnuts) and hrostule (sweet fritters) drifts from the hearths, mixing with the scent of bay leaf laurels that are draped across entryways as a sign of welcoming, and ripe bitter oranges from the Renaissance gardens.

 

A Christmas market selling souvenirs, gifts, and traditional handicrafts will take place on the most beautiful stage of the city, the magnificent main street of Stradun. In addition to the sales part of the fair, there will be food and drink available in little holiday cottages, offering a variety of sweet and savoury delicacies accompanied by music and merriment.