Saturday, 1 October 2005

Chairman Markovic opens 43rd annual Oplenac Harvest and 33rd annual Topola Popular Traditions Fair

In order to promote regional characteristics of various parts of Serbia, and support and encourage the culture of ethnic communities, the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Predrag Markovic, attended ceremonies to mark the opening of the 43rd Oplenac Harvest, held under the slogan “Harvest in the Heart of Serbia”, and the 33rd Popular Traditions Fair in Topola.


In order to promote regional characteristics of various parts of Serbia, and support and encourage the culture of ethnic communities, the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Predrag Markovic, attended ceremonies to mark the opening of the 43rd Oplenac Harvest, held under the slogan “Harvest in the Heart of Serbia”, and the 33rd Popular Traditions Fair in Topola.

Opening the Oplenac Harvest in the presence of the chairman of the Topola municipal assembly, Dragan Jovanovic, and the Ministers of Capital Investment and Culture in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Velimir Ilic and Dragan Kojadinovic, Mr Markovic underlined that the chief aim of this region of Serbia should be to preserve its rich traditions, and appealed to the local authorities and the Government to help in the preservation of the Oplenac complex, comprised of former royal residences and a memorial church, not only because it houses a part of Serbian tradition and history, but also because it is a potential tourist destination. Referring to data on the number of visitors to Topola over the past several years, Mr Markovic said that it should be the common task of all to keep visitors in Topola, and not just have them come, visit, and leave. Mr Markovic also stressed that Topola was to be the site of a major infrastructural project that would provide a long-term solution to the problems of the inhabitants. Adding that it was a real pleasure to be able to open the traditional Oplenac Harvest in the heart of Sumadija, he wished the hosts and the guests a successful harvest and an even better one next year.

The 33rd Popular Traditions Fair was also opened in Topola, at the House of Culture; the event involved a competition between more than 20 groups performing folk dances from all over Serbia. This year’s Oplenac Harvest and the Popular Traditions Fair will be held in Topola from 30 September to 2 October.


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monday, 19 april
  • 11.00 - sitting of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 11.30 - the National Assembly standing delegation headed by Dacic takes part in PACE session (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy (National Assembly Building, 14 Kralja Milana Street, Blue Salon)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • 15.30 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

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