The poet´s bench
Everyone has their own bench somewhere-a special place where everything seems more beautiful, and where one thinks differently dreaming one's dreams. Petar Zoranić must have had such place in Nin dreaming about his homeland's freedom and love, new landscapes and the national language. It is not by chance that on the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous writer, an initiative was started which is still ongoing, for donatons towards benches with dedicated inscriptions. Why would you not have one with a personal dedication in Zoranić's Nin, the first seat of Croats in the oldest Croatian royal town which another Croatian poet called the „Croatian Bethleham“?
By arrangement with the Tourist Board of Nin, the bench and the engraved plate can be bought independently or the host will do it for you. Along with the payment it is sufficient to arrange the inscription and this special bench will be waiting for you or those you dedicate it to.
This will encourage you to return to the place which belongs to everyone but is dedicated only to you...it is your bench, a place where you will after many years-recognise the beauty of the landscape and the strong hearts that connect you to people you like, places we gladly revisit and with each new visit we belong to more and more. Everyone somewhere has their place and their bench...
Miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary in Nin
Did you know that in Nin's area the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary is celebrated for 500 years three times a year: on the day of the Apparition 5th May with the pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island by land and sea; on the actual holiday, the first Monday before the holiday of the Ascension; and on 5th August, Homeland Thanksgiving Day? There are around 20 preserved customs referring to the miraculous apparition.