The Church Holiday of Our Lady of Zečevo



Every year, at the beginning of May, a large number of pilgrims gather to commemorate the anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady. According to written evidence, and official recognition by the then, diocese of Nin, on 5th May 1516, on the Island of Zečevo, Our Lady appeared to the widowed shepherdess Jelena Grubišić. Thus Nin became an important Virgin Mary sanctuary in which many worshippers gather in May every year. The Church Holiday of Our Lady of Zečevo is celebrated on the first Monday before the holiday of Ascension. After the Holy Mass, a procession begins in the streets of Nin, which are festively decorated for this occasion. Worshippers carry the Statue of the miracle-making Our Lady of Zečevo and sing the hymn called ‘Dobra Majko sa Zečeva’, (The Good Mother of Zečevo), as well as other hymns dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Miraculous Appearance of Our Lady of Zečevo is commemorated three times a year: on 5th May, on the actual holiday, and on the 5th August.
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QUEEN'S BEACH IN NIN

In Nin large areas of sandy beaches are spreading up to 8 kilometres. Certainly the most beautiful and best known is the Queen's Beach. The Legend has it that when Croatian king Tomislav would come to Nin on vacation, the Queen would spend most of the time on the beach near the medicinal mud site. One day the king joined her and said: „When we come to Nin this place will be only yours, this is heaven on earth and this is your beach."

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