blagdan Svete Luce: paljenje svieća pred kapelom .. feast of Saint Lucy: lighting candles in front of the chapel

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Feast day of Saint Lucy, Sveta Luce in Dalmatia, is traditionally celebrated on the 13th December in Split, Croatia.

The crypt of the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, dedicated to the Christian virgin-martyr and saint, especially on that day is

all day open for the pilgrims. Lucia of Syracuse was executed during the Great Persecution of that Roman emperor born in Solin,

near Split, a key figure in the history of the foundation of today's Split. Because Lucy did not renounce Christ, she was blinded

by eye extraction.

In the crypt, which is the chapel of St. Luce, is the altar with her statue. There is a natural fountain with a source of pure

drinking water. Pilgrims in silence, or in prayer, go around the altar and rub their eyes with the water in order to preserve

or improve their eye sight.

Sv. Luce is primarily a patron of the blind, and she shares small gifts to children, usually sweets. She symbolizes the victory

of light over darkness, too.

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Comments (12)

zoran.kamencic on December 14, 2011



Voar Alto on December 15, 2011

Very nice atmosphere.L:Eduardo.

sziaa on December 15, 2011

Very beautiful capture!


greetings: sziaa

Itallica on December 15, 2011

lots of light!

Renáta Kuss on December 16, 2011

Dear Zlato ~ what a wonderful tradition full of light and warmth that brings you all together in Split! ≪♥ℒ+ℱ♥≫

Thank you my dear friend for such glorious Christmas wishes, which you left in my gallery. Your comments and friendship mean so much, and I hope to continue this in the new year.

Thank you for sharing your stories of joy and strife from your homeland, you are an unparalleled historian and an incredible teacher. Thank you for all the knowledge and wisdom you have imparted on me this year! Sincerely, Renčika :D

Madame X on December 17, 2011


Es una fotografía muy bonita!


Un saludo,


MmA on December 19, 2011

Nice momment and shot.
LIKE Greetings!

Romina Marken 1 on January 2, 2012

Very interesting story Zlatan--- and now; I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 Best greetings from Austria, Romina

Manek Taolin on January 24, 2012

Beautiful photo!


spyros72 on February 14, 2012

Very nice story!!! Like.

Very good time! Like!

Zlatan Olić on July 9, 2013


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  • Uploaded on December 14, 2011
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    by Zlatan Olić
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u780,S780
    • Taken on 2011/12/13 19:49:32
    • Exposure: 0.067s (1/15)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO2500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash