Several hundred people gathered in front of Saint Sava Temple in Belgrade on Wednesday evening to celebrate Orthodox New Year that is always celebrated on the night of January 13 according to the Julian calendar.
The Orthodox New Year’s celebration started with the fireworks and was followed by the flare performance organised by a group of Partizan football fans. Afterwards, the midnight prayer was held by Bishop Stefan, head of Church of Saint Sava.
“It is a tradition we learned from childhood. We used to come with our parents here earlier, in front of the church, and now we do it with our friends. It is simply a tradition,” explained one of the celebration attendees.