Although a summer-oriented destination, Dubrovnik offers plenty of entertainment all year round. The cultural season is centred on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, but there is also the Libertas Film Festival which now takes place in April. Some clubs, restaurants and hotels are summer-only and/or take a break in January.
Dubrovnik has a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures can climb well past 30 degrees centigrade in July or August.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival runs for six weeks in July and August. April's Libertas Film Festival and the Festival of St Blaise in February are other events to look out for
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As well as the standard holidays respected by all Catholic countries, Croatia observes a number of national days that mainly fall in summer.
New Year's Day January 1
Epiphany January 6
Labour Day May 1
Anti-Fascist Resistance Day June 22
Statehood Day June 25
Victory Day/National Thanksgiving Day August 5
Assumption August 15
Independence Day October 8
All Souls' Day November 1
Christmas December 25, 26