Orthodox Christmas in Belgrade
While the most of the world is celebrating Christmas on 25th of December, in Serbia, considering it’s Orthodox Christian country, Christmas takes place on 7th of January. This is great opportunity for many tourists to experience 2 Christmas celebrations in one year. Orthodox Christmas in Belgrade is one of the most traditional you can imagine. People are spending Christmas Eve with their friends and family, and traditionally after dinner, all together go to the church to welcome Christmas at midnight.
And than, an Orthodox priest places the badnjak on the fire during Christmas Eve celebration exactly at midnight. The badnjak is an oak log or branch brought into the house and placed on the fire on the evening of Christmas Eve, much like a yule log in other European traditions. There are many regional variations surrounding the customs and practices connected with the badnjak. Putting Badnjak on fire during Christmas Eve is something unique and traditional and beautiful to participate if you are staying in Belgrade during the holidays.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All the clubs will work normally on Friday, but on Saturday only clubs in Belgrade which will work are club Freestyler and Square club. On Sunday, there will be non working club.