Split celebrates patron saint Sveti Duje


May 7, 2022 – On Saturday, May 7, Split celebrates its City Day, in honor of Sveti Duje, the patron saint of Split. A look at Sudamja 2022!

A solemn Mass began the celebration on the waterfront of Split by the Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia, Bishop Giorgio Lingua, and a procession took place, reports Jutarnji List.

Culture and Media Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek and Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Davor Filipović participated in the celebration as a delegate of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia.

Many visitors from neighboring towns and municipalities and the island have come to Split, and tourists also like to celebrate the city’s over 1,700-year anniversary. Everyone agrees on one thing: Split is the most beautiful city they wish the best for thousands of years to come.

The Prime Minister’s Delegate, Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek, wished a good day to all citizens of Split, expressing her satisfaction to be able to celebrate Sveti Duje again after two years of the pandemic.

“I believe that Sveti Duje will bring a good season, prosperity and all that we hope for. We are here on the peristyle, the center of heritage. Split is a city that preserves its heritage, and I am happy that this segment of our municipality, a spiritual church is preserved and an invaluable intangible heritage,” underlined Obuljen Koržinek.

Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Davor Filipović told reporters he was happy to be in Split today, adding that his parents and brother live here and a good part of his youth and some of the most beautiful moments of his life took place in Split. .

“Split is a city rich in tradition and heritage. I congratulate all citizens of Split on their city’s day and patron saint Sveti Duje,” said Filipović.

Former mayor Ivica Puljak wished his fellow citizens and guests happy and pleasant holidays. He said he was sure that Split would soon have a worthy mayor.

In addition to the traditional Fair on the Riva, which this year brings together 150 exhibitors from all over Croatia, the humanitarian swimming race “With a heart for little heroes” started at 11 a.m., organized by the city’s public fire brigade. Split long-distance swimmer Dina Levačić and Lea Ćaleta, a policewoman from the airport police station and associate professor Darko Hren from the department of psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Split, swam from Kašjuni to Matejuška. Two necessary devices will be purchased for KBC Split thanks to the money collected during this humanitarian action.

After swimming, Dina Levačić said she was happy to have Lea and Darko join her. She noted that they started preparing for the race in winter when the sea was colder, whereas today the sea is 17 degrees.

“I hope we will encourage people to donate to this action because every kuna is welcome here,” Levačić said.

A traditional raffle will take place on the Riva at 5.30 p.m. with the performance of the mixed klapa Filip Dević, conducted by Tonči Banov this year, followed by the Tamburitza Orchestra of the Jedinstvo Split Folklore Ensemble with guests from Varaždin – Varaždin Tamburitza Orchestra and Klapa HRM Sveti Juraj.

The “Sveti Duje moj” concert will take place at 9 p.m. with Klapa Cambi Kaštela, Goran Karan and Grupa Vagabundo. The fireworks begin at 11 p.m., followed by Teddi Spalato and the Goran Rukavina Orchestra.

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