Sudamija – St Duje festival
Every year, on the seventh day of May ever since the early middle Ages the patron of Split St Duje has been celebrated. He came from Syria and died as a martyr in the 3rd century. According to a legend he was a follower, i.e. a pupil of the apostle St Peter himself. But since he lived in a completely different century this theory that came from the first Split’s bishop Ivan Ravenjanin, could not be true in any way. The motive for this legend lies in the wish to give Split’s cathedral the apostle origin.
Apart from the religious character the procession, participating a great number of citizens, is the expression of respect to the patron and the tradition of our ancestors, but is also a chance to win the prize on the popular Bingo game or just to talk to a lot of acquaintances.
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