Category: Culture, Events

Aug 19

The Days of Diocletian

From 19th to 23rd of August, the Days of Diocletian will be held, during which the Split, its residents and guests, for the entire four days will return in the ancient Rome era.

The Days of Diocletian

Namely, the events dedicated to ancient Roman times and traditions, to founder of the city, the emperor Diocletian will run from 19th to 23rd of August. 

Popular, attractive, and the traditional town festival will, this year, again offer to Split population the recollection of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his wife Prisca, of the Roman soldiers and gladiators, children will be playing in Roman kindergarten and the pirates from Omiš, will, just as last year, have an attractive role. Neither the popular imperial banquet in imperial cellars will be absent .

- «This year we will, like last year, prepare a roll of ham with a pate made from goose and chicken liver with a sauce of honey and aceto balsamico, and dates with pepper and sauces. These dishes are somewhat similar to those that were cooked in ancient Roman times, and last year there were more than well received», says the master chef Zlatko Marinović, «Nostromo» owner. 
This year, the florists will participate in the festivity days of Diocletian Split in humanitarian action: they will make the laurel and olive coronals, and all proceeds from the sale will be submitted to the account of a girl Nikolina Gulin, suffering from malignant disease, to enable her to continue her treatment in Padova. 

- 17 florists have already applied, and one flower shop from Omiš, Trogir and Brač. With the help of «Parkovi i nasadi» in a day or two, we start with the production of laurel and olive coronals that will be sold at a symbolic price at first in quart flower shops. We expect that the majority of sales will be achieved just during the Days of Diocletian», says Neven Kačić Bartulović, Chairman of florists at the Association of craftsmen. 
Visitors of the city center will be entertained by several bands, and on Pjaca dalmatian «klapas» dressed in togas will perform. A fun for children called «Little Diocletian» was oganized, too: On 21st of August, in the City Museum, from 17.00 a workshop titled "Everything you know about the Emperor Diocletian» will be held; from 18.00 till 20.00 on Peristyle, children will be able to have fun at the Roman kindergarten, a small Diocletian and his little Priska will start at 19.00 their walk through city, accompanied by small legionnaires. That same day, on 21st of August at 20.00 at the Peristyle, music programme desiigned for children will be performed, from which we would like to stress out the musical «Diokles». 
This is just a part of four-day program that will abound with entertainment, music, attractions and surprises that will remain secret for now. 
Days of the Diocletian will return Split to past times, it is costumed, different and attractive festivity, something that should be experienced , that hundreds of tourists would record and bring with themselves to the world. These days are extremely important for tourism promotion of the first city on our coast», said organizer and producer of the event Tonči Šundov from the Split Circle of young people. 

• The days of Diocletian, this year will host also 45 exquisitely costumed Roman soldiers and gladiators from Italy. 

• In the musical part of the program will participate a number of musical groups and bands: Buđenje, Etno orkestar, Tambu band , Telefon bluz band, belly dancers, female «klapa» «Neverin» .... 

• for a treat in Diocletian's cellars, entrance only by invitation, will take care a range of caterers: Nostromo, Mala Venecija, Arkada, Hotel Atrium, Duje, Nikola, Rustic, Hotel Park, Oštarija kod Viđakovi, Bakanalije .. ..


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