The 14th Night of St. Lawrence Held

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On Wednesday, August 10th, the 14th edition of the event called the Night of St. Lawrence was held, during the period of the year when the shooting stars, better known as the „tears of St. Lawrence“, can be seen the most clearly in the sky. In order to create a romantic ambiance in the town, street lighting was turned off at the waterfront and candlelight poured from numerous terraces of bars and restaurants, all for the just the right atmosphere to complete the experience of the night under the stars.
The entertainment program, featuring romantic music at different locations across the town, and the light effects adorning the main town square and the square near the Great Pier, added to the charm of Rovinj's romantic atmosphere.
The event was opened by a promenade and a dance performance by the members of the Roxanne dance group, dressed in court gowns, who had under the light of torches set the tone for the entire event, all along the main town street Carera, Sv. Križ Street, and the town waterfront until Trg brodogradilišta.
The program started start at 9 p.m. and the following performers graced the stage at five locations:
• Trg brodogradilišta – Duo Muha & Dado
• Obala A. Rismondo – Duo Sara & Saša
• M. Tito Square – Band Nola; Band Ricordando Faber
• Riviera Square – SAC-KUD Marco Garbin / Bitinaduri
• Plateau of the St. Euphemia church - Night of love under the stars: Musical program in honor of the St. Lawrence's Night – Soloists, actors and dancers of Opera b.b. under the leadership of Darjan Ivezić
At the Great Pier, members of the House of Batana Association prepared traditional fish specialties of Rovinj, while a caulker demonstrated how the bottom of the boat is built and restructured, and a fisherman demonstrated how fishing nets are weaved. Visitors could also enjoy the permanent exhibition of the newly renovated Ecomuseum Batana, which was open until midnight on that occasion.
A boat ride was organized from the small pier to the island of St. Catherine for all interested guests.
A big surprise for all present was the water wall on the sea surface outside of the Great Pier, which displayed light effects in various colors and shapes.