The Office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Brussels in cooperation with Matica Hrvatska in Brussels, the Croatian Tourist Board Representation and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Kingdom of Belgium are organizing the celebration of Saint Blaise, Dubrovnik patron saint, for the fifth time in Brussels.
This year's celebration will start on January 28th by reading the proclamation of the Festival in front of the cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, with the releasing of doves as a symbol of freedom and peace. Festanjuli are Ivica Srsen and Bozo Butigan. After the opening of the Festival, traditional Kandelora Dinner will be held at the Vinograd restaurant with the vocal group Kase.
On the following day, January 29th at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Kingdom of Belgium, a lecture will be given by the director of the Dubrovnik Museums Pavica Vilac on the topic "St. Blaise and Dubrovnik ", as well as the opening of the Dubrovnik Wine week with the vocal group Kase in the wine bar Bois Tranquille. Presentation of the "Enology of Dubrovnik-Neretva County" to journalists and travel agencies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will be held by Franica Milos of the Regional Development Agency DUNEA and Sommelier Ivo Ivanis with a taste of golden wines and winners of last year's Festiwine.
Partners of the St. Blaise celebration in Brussels are the Office of the Representative in the European Parliament Mrs. Dubravka Suica, Representation of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik and Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.