Split Advent 2020: Festive Weekend Ahead with Klapa, Saint Nicholas, and More

Daniela Rogulj

December 5, 2020 – Split Advent 2020 continues this weekend with Riva concerts and a visit from Saint Nicholas.


As part of the second Split Advent weekend under the slogan “Love unites us”, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, and Sunday, December 6, 2020, a commemorative Advent program will be held on the Riva from 11:00 to 13:00.

Saturday’s Advent program consists of performances by the men’s klapa “Ježinac”, police klapa “Sveti Mihovil”, a duet of Edi Šegota and Mislav Biočina accompanied by the “Cambi” band, while saxophonist Mladen Baučić Baucho and Trio Baucho will entertain all passers-by on the Riva on Sunday. On the same day, December 6, the arrival of Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus awaits, who will greet the children at noon and distribute gifts, respecting all epidemiological measures. 

Don’t forget, for Saint Nicholas Day, a creative competition has been announced for the smallest artists in the Split area, in which ten of Saint Nicholas’ favorite drawings will receive gift packages to their address.

“The drawings can be published by parents on the Split Tourist Board Facebook. After random selection, parents will then submit their address to the Tourist Board. The drawings are collected until Sunday, so don’t waste time and submit your artwork for comment here today,” said the Split Tourist Board.

“Saint Nicholas has always cared for other people, especially the youngest, and today he is known as a saint who gives to good children. As a bishop, he lived near the village with many children who had no toys. Diligent children cleaned their boots every night to wear them shiny again the next day. As Saint Nicholas was very skilled with wood, he began to make wooden toys to give to children on his name day, hoping to bring a little more joy. When Saint Nicholas grew old, and he could no longer make toys as before, his parents continued his tradition and started putting whatever they had in the house in children’s boots, such as candy, nuts, or fruit, wrapped beautifully. Such a custom has continued to this day,” they concluded. 

In 2020, more than ever, the primordial connection between people is important, which is the guiding thought of this year’s Advent in Split under the slogan “Love unites us”. From November 28 to January 6, Split will become a source of new hope, relying on the love that unites each person with their loved ones, even when, during a pandemic, they are deprived of intimacy and embrace. The entire event, therefore, will be held in accordance with the measures of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, such as the mandatory wearing of protective masks and keeping a physical distance.

Follow the entire program of this year’s Split Advent via the Facebook and Instagram profiles of the Split Tourist Board, where the latest information and interesting competitions are published every day.

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