Things to do in Belgrade for Orthodox New Year Weekend - 2019

Things to do in Belgrade for Orthodox New Year Weekend

Things to do in Belgrade before Putin steals the show? Don’t worry, we are not talking Russian occupation, just an official visit by Vladimir Vladimirovič on 17 January.

Orthodox New Year’s Eve is on 13 January. And there are interesting and unique things to do in Belgrade this weekend!

Photo Exhibition: 100 most beautiful images of Serbia

Author: Marija Konjik, Sandbanks on Danube in Novi Sad

See some truly breathtaking Serbian landscapes, photographed by professional and amateur photographers during 2018. Visitors of the website voted for the 100 photos to be on show. The professional jury decided on the 12 winners.

From dramatic mountains to pastoral idyls, river gorges to wheat fields, this beauty is yours to soak in and get inspired for your next trip or photo tour.

Where: Dorćol Platz, 59b Dobračina Street 

When: 10 am – 11 pm, until 18 January

Matinee Party, Sunday 13 January, Orthodox New Year’s Eve

We choose Moment in Vračar for their track record of great music, great partying, efficient and friendly service and cool and cheerful crowd.

The location is convenient in either case: if you want to be close to Saint Sava Church for fireworks at midnight, or for being discreetly put in a taxi home in case you had one too many.

Where: Moment cafe, 16 Topolska St

When: starting noon

Current view from inside the bar.

Grandma’s kitchen, Monday 14 January, Orthodox New Year’s Day

Great opportunity to taste real home made food and do good.

Elderly ladies from distant villages in Eastern Serbia prepare traditional popara (savoury bread pudding), banice (phyllo pastry) and stuffed dried peppers. Vegetarian friendly!

Dried peppers are turned into a delicious warm meal in capable hands of Serbian women from rural areas.

For just 200 dinars, that is around 2 USD/EUR, you get to eat very well, learn about rural Serbia and contribute to empowerment and inclusion of the women of age who live alone in rural environments.

Where: Cultural Centre Grad, 4 Braće Krsmanović St

When: 7pm, Mon 14 Jan

Naive art show opening, Tuesday 15 January

Joškin Šiljan (b. 1953) is one of the greatest Serbian contemporary naive artists and our favorite one. His works have been exhibited and appreciated across Europe. Shows like this do not happen often, so seize this opportunity. The opening is likely to be frequented by who is who on Belgrade art scene. And the gallery location is fantastic, across the National Theater, close to several great restaurants and bars.

What a better way to start an evening out or the entire year (according to Julian calendar)?

Where: Haos Gallery, 3 Dositejeva St

When: 8 pm, Tue 15 Jan

Art by Joškin Šiljan.

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