Statehood Day of Serbia Marked

Statehood Day of Serbia Marked 2020

Statehood Day of Serbia was marked with ceremonies paying respects to ancestors that established its modern statehood.

The central ceremony took place in the village of Orasac, about 80 kilometres south of the Belgrade, where the First Serbian Uprising against Ottoman rule in 1804 took place.

The state delegation laid wreaths at a monument dedicated to the leader of the First Serbian Uprising, in front of the military guard of honour and hundreds of citizens.

At another state ceremony in Belgrade, state officials laid wreaths at the Monument to the Unknown Hero.

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, congratulating citizens in an open letter, said that the constitution was the “foundation of the modern Serbian statehood, together with memories on famous ancestors, whose vision of modern and free state we enjoy today.”

Serbian Statehood Day, established in 2001, also marks the anniversary of the first constitution that the Principality of Serbia adopted in 1835.