It isn’t only in Dubrovnik that the Day of St. Blaise, the patron saint of the city, is celebrated. The Dubrovnik Club in New York organised a festival on the 3rd of February at a popular restaurant in New York to celebrate this important day. Around seventy members of the club and their friends and family enjoyed a full celebration of the patron saint of Dubrovnik.
The President of the Dubrovnik Club, Šime Šimunović and the Vice President, Noris Boccanfuso, both made short speeches and introduced the special program for the night. A musical program, with the band “Dalmati” playing for the fifteenth year running, and all of the ceremonies that you would expect from the Day of St. Blaise made this celebration in New York extra special.
The Day of St. Blaise celebrations in New York were held in Restaurant Dubrovnik, owned by Željko Tomic originally from the island of Lopud, and a traditional Dubrovnik style meal was served.
Restaurant Dubrovnik in New York hosted the celebrations