Split celebrates its biggest feast -
the feast of St. Domnius!
The Eucharistic celebration and holy procession, concerts, occasional theatre performances, film screenings and exhibitions, the feast on the Marjan hill, flower show in Split Đardin and Diocletian Palace substructures, various sports tournaments, events for children, performances of folk clubs, Gastro get - festival of food and drinks, the traditional and most exquisite Tombula (raffle), the evening concert on the Riva waterfront, and the great fireworks, are just part of the rich programme of events that awaits us as part of this year's Sudamja.
The centuries-old tradition of St. Domnius' feast is celebrated traditionally on 7 May. It is devoted to the bishop of Salona, who lived at the time of the Emperor Diocletian when he was executed. St. Domnius is the patron of the city. The feast, also called Sudamja, begins early in the morning as a folk festival. There is a rich church part of the programme with a central ceremony - a procession with the relics of St. Domnius, which goes from the St. Domnius' Cathedral, across the waterfront, and to the altar on Dr. Franjo Tuđman Square, where the Mass is held. The festival includes many events - a brass band concert, singing groups, the sale of traditional souvenirs, delicacies and various Croatian products, wooden butterflies and similar toys for children to wooden tableware for those older.