In the next few days, the citizens of Sarajevo will have the opportunity to attend different cultural events on the occasion of November 25th, the Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina(BiH).
The program for the celebration of November 25th, the Statehood Day of BiH, is organized by the Government of Canton Sarajevo (CS) and the City of Sarajevo. This program was presented by the Minister of Culture and Sports of CS,Samir Avdic, Mayor of Sarajevo, Benjamina Karic, and Director of Bosnian Cultural Center (BKC), Jasmin Durakovic.
The celebration program began on Monday night with the opening of the exhibition “Bruce Dickinson LIVE” by Milomir Kovacevic (Strasni). This is the first public exhibition of original photographs taken at the now legendary concert in 1994 in Sarajevo.
Milomir Kovacevic, the well-known Sarajevo photographer expressed his satisfaction with the opportunity to take part in the program marking November 25, the Statehood Day of BiH, with his photographs, which were presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition will shown in BKC until November 26th.
The mayor of Sarajevo, Benjamina Karic, presented the activities planned for November 25, stressing that “the City of Sarajevo will do everything so that together with our partners we celebrate our Statehood Day with dignity and that the program is meaningful and suitable for all our fellow citizens”.
Karic stated that the celebration protocol on Friday, November 25th, begins with the traditional raising of the flag on the Hum hill above Sarajevo, followed by the laying of flowers at the “Eternal Flame“ (”Vjecna Vatra”), the “Kovaci” cemetery and the grave of the first president of the Republic of BiH (RBiH), Alija Izetbegovic. Also, flowers will be laid at the Memorial to the murdered children of besieged Sarajevo, as well as at the “Vraca” Memorial Park and at city cemeteries.
After the protocol and the laying of flowers, on Friday, starting at 5 p.m., a ceremonial academy will be held in the Sarajevo City Hall on the occasion of Statehood Day. Mayor Karic stated that the awards of the City of Sarajevo will also be presented at that time.
“Plaques of the City of Sarajevo” will be awarded to Mladen Solomun, Lejla Njemcevic, Lana Pudar, Faruk Sabanovic, and Edina Seleskovic, while the “Sarajevo Snowflake” (”Sarajevska pahuljica”) award will go to Lana Jusufovic and the group consisting of young members of the BiH team at the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad,” noted Karic.
As part of the celebration of November 25th, among other things, it was announced that the Tuzla National Theater will be visiting, which will present its new play “Djelidba” in Sarajevo, in the large hall of BKC, on Thursday, November 24th at 8 p.m., directed by Miralem Zubcevic based on the text of Skender Kulenovic. The play premiered on November 10th, 2022 in Tuzla as part of the 28th revue of the Tuzla Theater Days.
On the square in front of the Sarajevo National Theater, on Friday, November 25th at 8 p.m., a musical-stage performance is planned, in which the choir of the Sarajevo National Theater and the cultural and arts association (KUD) “Saobracajac” choir will perform, while the “Kolo Bosansko” Ensemble will perform through dance, song and music to present the beauty of folklore and folk dances and songs of BiH.