The manifestation “Christmas village at the Temple” will be held on the plateau in front of the Temple of St. Sava in Belgrade from January 4 to 28, 2018.
A rich program has been prepared for all visitors and they will have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of children and church choirs, to ride a fiacre around the temple, find different gifts, handicrafts, souvenirs, ornaments, traditional specialties in wooden houses and attend many other activities.
The manifestation will be opened by the patriarch of Serbian Irinej, who will share the gifts with children, and the program on the first day of the event will continue from 18:00 hours with the performances of the children’s choir “Rastko”, the quartet “St. Roman” and the ethno group “Trag”.
On the day of Christmas, for the first time break the česnica will be held on the plateau in front of the Temple of St. Sava, organized by the Union of Bakers, starting at 12 PM.
The Orthodox New Year’s Eve 13.01.2018. will be marked with music and fireworks.
During the manifestation will be performed by a large number of famous music performers such as Sergei Cetkovic, Aleksandra Radovic, Jelena Tomasevic, Lena Kovacevic, Dusan Svilar, the group “Neverne bebe” and others.
In addition to the music program, visitors will also have the opportunity to view different theater performances, exhibitions and films.
“Christmas village at the Temple” is part of the New Year’s “Belgrade Winter” event that began on December 1 and will last until the end of January.
The organizatories tried to make the event for everyone, for young people, for the elderly, believers, for tourists who would come to Belgrade. There will be plenty of happening in the crypt of the Temple, something will be in the Parish House itself, and most of the contents will be on the plateau in front of the Temple.
Within the manifestation, the exhibition “Iconostasis of Light” by Polish author Adam Staloni-Dobzhansky will be organized. The exhibition will be opened on January 17th in the Temple of St. Sava, and it will be the installation of a stained glass with Orthodox icons.