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Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy New Old New Year Russian Friends and (Are You My Mother Photo Blog)

Hi Everybody!!
Happy New Old New Year~~From All of Us on the Blog Class. Most of us in the States are so isolated from the rest of the World by location. I just do not know about other Countries and the customs (and food) of the People. Well, tonight is New Year's Eve, so we are going to take a little video trip to Serbia to see for ourselves! I Hope in this new Age of Spiritual Growth, we will meet each other in friendship. I bring you the little birds from my garden today for Your Happy New Year. There is a blessing on each bird for You to take with you in your heart! Love to All-

Are You My Mother????


Old New Year

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year (RussianСтарый Новый годUkrainianСтарий Новий рікBelarusianСтары Новы годGeorgianძველით ახალი წელიArmenianՀին Նոր ՏարիSerbian: Српска Нова година or Srpska Nova godinaMacedonianand Bulgarian: Стара Нова година, GreekΠαλιά νέο έτοςRomanianAnul Nou pe rit vechi) is an informal traditional Orthodox holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Old New Year falls on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar, 13 days after its New Year.

In Serbia

The most common is called Serbian New Year (Српска Нова година/Srpska Nova godina), and sometimes the Orthodox New Year(Православна Нова година/Pravoslavna Nova godina) and Julian New Year (Јулијанска Нова година/Julijanska Nova godina).
Serbian Orthodox Church continue to celebrate their feasts and holidays according to the Julian calendar. It is located primarily in Serbia (including Kosovo), Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
A part of the population celebrates Serbian New Year in a similar way as the New Year on January 1. This time, usually one concert is organized in front of either City Hall or the National Parliament (in Belgrade), while fireworks are prepared by the Serbian Orthodox Church and fired from the Church Cathedral of Saint Sava, where people also gather. Other cities also organize such celebrations. Restaurants, clubs, cafe's and hotels are usually full-booked and organize New Year's celebrations with food and live music.
A traditional folk name for this holiday as part of Twelve Days of Christmas is Little Christmas (Мали Божић/Mali Božić). Some families continue with the procedures of Serbian Christmas traditions.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serbia Listeni/ˈsɜrbiə/, officially the Republic of Serbia (SerbianРепублика Србија /Republika Srbijapronounced [rɛpǔblika sř̩bija]), is a country located at the crossroads ofCentral and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central part of the Balkans, lying between the homonymous mountain range andCarpathian mountains in the east, Dinaric Alps in the west, and the Morava valley - an intersection of land routes which lead southwards, towards Salonica, and eastwards, towards Asia minor. Relative to its history, culture, and relatively small territory, Serbia is distinguished by its transitional character. The country is landlocked and borders Hungaryto the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia,Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; also, it borders Albania through the disputed region of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is among Europe's oldest cities, and one of the largest in East Central Europe.
Following their settlement in the Balkans, Serbs established several states in early Middle Ages. The Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by Rome and Constantinople in 1217; country status was raised to Serbian Empire, in 1346. By the mid-16th century, the entire territory of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, at times interrupted by the Habsburgs. In the early 19th century the Serbian revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory and pioneered the abolition of feudalism in the Balkans.[5] Following disastrous losses in WWI, and subsequent unification of Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina andSyrmia with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various formations until 2006. In February 2008 the parliament ofUNMIK-administered Kosovo declared independence, with mixed responses from international governments.
Serbia is a member of the UNCouncil of EuropeOSCEPfPBSEC and CEFTA. It is also an official candidate for membership in the European Union[6] and a neutral country.

SOULFOOD Serbia (12 min)


First Voice Of Serbia - Semifinal -

 Nevena Bozovic and Mirna Radulovic - Hurt by Christina Aguilera


Largest citities

Largest cities or towns of Serbia

RankCity nameDistrictUrban populationMunicipal population
1BelgradeCity of Belgrade1,166,7631,659,440
2Novi SadSouth Bačka District231,798341,625
3NišNišava District183,164260,237
4KragujevacŠumadija District150,835179,417
5SuboticaNorth Bačka District97,910141,554
6ZrenjaninCentral Banat District76,511123,362
7PančevoSouth Banat District76,203123,414
8ČačakMoravica District73,331115,337
9Novi PazarRaška District66,527100,410
10KraljevoRaška District64,175125,488
11SmederevoPodunavlje District64,175108,209
12LeskovacJablanica District60,288144,206
13ValjevoKolubara District58,93290,301
14KruševacRasina District58,745128,752
15VranjePčinja District55,13882,782
16ŠabacMačva District53,919115,884
17UžiceZlatibor District52,64678,018
18SomborWest Bačka District47,62385,569
19PožarevacBraničevo District44,18374,070
20PirotPirot District38,78557,911
Source: 2011 census


Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade, the world's largest Orthodox church
Serbia is one of the religiously diverse countries of Europe, with an Eastern Orthodox majority, and Catholic and Islamic minority, among other smaller confessions. While formation of the nation-state and turbulent history of 19th and 20th century has left its traces on the religious landscape of the country; as of 2002, Vojvodina was 68.97% Orthodox, 19.11% Catholic and 3.55% Protestant, while Central Serbia and Belgrade regions were over 90% Orthodox Christian.[1] Kosovo consists of an 89% Albanian Muslim majority.
Among the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Serbian Orthodox Church is the largest in the country. According to the 2002 Census,[133] 82% of the population of Serbia, excluding Kosovo, or 6,2 million people declared their nationality as Serbian, who are overwhelmingly adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Other Orthodox Christian communities in Serbia include Romanians, Vlachs, Macedonians andBulgarians. Together they comprise about 84% of the entire population.
Roman Catholicism is mostly present in Vojvodina, especially its northern part, which is home to minority ethnic groups such as Hungarians, Croats, Bunjevci, as well as to some Slovaks and Czechs. There are an estimated 388,000 baptized Roman Catholics in Serbia, roughly 5.5% of the population, mostly in northern Serbia.[1]
Protestantism accounts for about 1.1% of the country's population, chiefly among Slovaks in Vojvodina as well as among one number ofReformist Hungarians and Vojvodinian Serbs. Islam has a strong historic following in the southern regions of Serbia – southern Raškaand Preševo Valley municipalities in the south-east. Bosniaks are the largest Islamic community in Serbia with 140,000 followers or 2% of the total population, followed by Albanians.[1]
A number of Jews from Spain settled in Serbia after the Inquisition. They were well-accepted and in the ensuing generations, the majority assimilated or became secular. Later on, the wars that ravaged the region resulted in a great part of the Jewish Serbian population emigrating from the region. Today, there are approximately 1,185 Jewish Serbians. The Belgrade Synagogue is the only functioning synagogue, saved by the local population during World War II from destruction at the hands of the Nazis.

Serbian Orthodox Music 2


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Mirrages & High Altitude Holography! 1-12-2013

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You Next Time!

Of Course, one more great Performance
Happy New Year To All

Peace Be With You