Chinese Lantern Festival in Belgrade and Novi Sad

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Organized by the Balkanopolis Center for Modern Tradition, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Serbia, the Provincial Government of AP Vojvodina, the City of Belgrade and the City of Novi Sad, the second “Chinese Lantern Festival” will be held in Serbia, with the magical installation of Chinese lanterns that will officially mark the Chinese New Year in our country. The initiator and founder of the festival is artist Slobodan Trkulja, who has been enjoying great popularity in China for a long time, working on cultural exchange between the two countries. This year, the festival is expanding and it will be held in two cities. In addition to the Kalemegdan Fortress, the festival will also take place in Novi Sad, in Liman Park. The opening ceremonies will take place on Thursday 23 January, at 5 pm, in Liman Park in Novi Sad, and on Friday 24 January, at 4:30 pm, at the plateau near the Ribar tavern at Kalemegdan in Belgrade. The exhibition will be opened in Novi Sad by the Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities, Dragana Milosevic, Mayor of Novi Sad Milos Vucevic and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Serbia, Chen Bo. After Novi Sad, the festival will also be opened in Belgrade, on Friday at 4.30pm at the plateau near the Ribar tavern at Kalemegdan, to celebrate the Chinese New Year at 5pm CET, i.e. at midnight, China Standard Time, with a countdown and big fireworks. High officials of the Republic of Serbia and representatives of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Serbia will open the festival in Belgrade.

Source: BIZLife

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