Here are six intriguing historic facts about Dubrovnik.
1. World Heritage Site
2. Maritime History
3. Dubrovnik OR Ragusa
Additionally, Dubrovnik is believed to have come from Celtic origin (based on the word dubron meaning water) whereas Ragusa is believed to have been derived from Greek.
4. Yugoslavia to Independence in 20th Century
In 1929 Yugoslavia was then divided among 9 Banovina, and Dubrovnik became part of the Zeta Banovina.
Finally, In 1939 Dubrovnik became part of the newly created Banovina of Croatia until Croatia fought for its independence in 1991.
5. Signs of War Damage
6. Important City Festivals & Celebrations
- Feast of St. Blaise - February 3rd - The patron saint of the city is Saint Blaise (Sveti Vlaho) whose statues are seen around the city. His importance to Dubrovnik can best be comparied to that of St. Mark the Evangelist to Venice. Every year in Dubrovnik the holiday is celebrated with Mass, parades, and festivities that last for several days.
- The Annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival - A 45-day-long cultural event with live plays, concerts, and games.