If it can be said for a municipality in Serbia that it is a municipality of manifestations, then it is the Municipality of Blace. There are 39 manifestations of different content, program and duration throughout a year on the territory of this small municipality in southeastern Serbia. We celebrate, rejoice, mark out, sing, dance…
A famous Serbian poet, essayist and narrator Rade Drainac was born in the village of Trbunje near Blace, on August 17th, 1899 in the poor Jovanovic family. From father Nedeljko – a self-taught mason and mother Rumenija – a housewife, he got the name Radojko Jovanovic at baptism, but at the age of 23 he changed it for a poetic name – Rade Drainac.
On the slopes of Veliki Jastrepac, on the part of Gluvi Potok area, there is a monument of nature “Prebreza”, a paleontological site of fossil remains of vertebrates, i.e. a mammalian bones from the era of geological history designated as Middle Miocene, which is well known in Europe and the world, a unique paleontological site on the Balkan Peninsula, with a neogeneous mammalian fauna 14-16 million years old.
In the village of Vrbovac, on the place where, according to the legend, Empress Milica received news of the death of the Emperor Lazar, a church was built. During the construction of the church, several oak trees were cut down … In a log remain of one of the oak trees, the image of a saint appeared – the act of God himself, for which it is believed to represent the image of Emperor Lazar. A tree with the image of the saint is preserved in the church which was built in the meantime and which is named after Archangel Gabriel.