Bunjevci harvest festivity (Dužionica)
The organiser and carrier of this traditional event is Association of Citizens “Bunjevačko kolo“.
On the eve of Dužionica, there is a concert, the show of Bunjevci national costume and presentation of the King and the Queen of harvest (Bandaš and Bandašica). The early morning hours are reserved for the gathering of domestic and foreign guests, programme participants and fiacre in the central town’s park. The procession goes to the church for the thanksgiving mass, the crown and bread of the new crops are blessed. The King and the Queen of harvest wear the crown and the wreath of the new crops and give the blessed bread to the major. The big circle dance of the Queen is performed in front of the building of the municipality of Sombor. Then follow the fiacre defile through the town, luncheon for the guests and participants and the celebration continues.
This event has a great cultural, traditional, regional and international importance and is aimed at preservation and promotion of national customs of Bunjevci.