The Varadin Bridge
This is the first permanent bridge built after NATO bombing of Novi Sad. Two banks of beautiful city of Novi Sad are connected again with two highway lanes and two footpaths. The mighty Danube is tamed... I admire people who create something. People who destroy are devil's children !
Novi Sad is a city of fairs. There are numerous traditional international fairs taking place in Novi Sad. Novi sad Fair is an complex with 223,800 m2 on which there are 52,000 m2 in exhibition/business facilities, some 100,000 m2 of outdoor covered and uncovered exhibition space, and remaining in green areas. The greatest exhibition on Novi Sad Fair is The International Agricultural Fair on which every year participate 1,800 exhibitioners from Yugoslavia and 30 different countries of the World. Besides the agricultural there are, also UFI (International Fair Association) members, The International Autumn Fair and The International Fair of Hunting, Fishing, Sport and Tourism also known as LORIST. Besides those there are different more than 20 fair shows over the year (of electronics, furniture, medicine, books, graphic, arts, machines...). On Novi Sad Fair shows over the year there are some 4,000 exhibitioners and they are visited by more than 1,000,000 visitors. There are, also, numerous economical and political delegations from all over the world visiting fairs every year. Foreign exhibitioners make some 40% on the Novi Sad Fair shows. In business center of Novi Sad Fair and on the participants stands around 400 symposia, seminars, round tables, promotions and news conferences take place, with more than 5,000 participants (scientists, economists, journalists).
The Danube promenade
The great European river Danube runs through Novi Sad, and makes a beautiful quay along its flow, passing by Novi Sad's most elite neighbourhoods. The promenade is busy all the time, day or night, by walkers, love birds, pensative meditators, joggers, rollerbladers, cyclers, kids, people walking their dogs... It is always vivid there, even on the cold dark nights!
Easter is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which occurred after his death by crucifixion in AD 27-33 .
Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday.
Decorated eggs are much older than Easter, and both eggs and rabbits are age-old fertility symbols. The Passover Seder service uses a hard-cooked egg flavored with salt water as a symbol both of new life and the Temple service in Jerusalem. The Jewish tradition may have come from earlier Roman Spring feasts.
Easter egg origin stories abound—one has an emperor claiming that the Resurrection was as likely as eggs turning red more prosaically the Easter egg tradition may have celebrated the end of the privations of Lent. In the West, eggs were seen as "meat", which would have been forbidden during Lent. Likewise, in Eastern Christianity, both meat and dairy are prohibited during the fast, and eggs are seen as "dairy" (a foodstuff that could be taken from an animal without shedding its blood). Another Orthodox tradition is the presenting of red colored eggs to friends while giving Easter greetings. This custom had its beginning with Mary Magdalene. After the Ascension of Christ, she went to the Emperor of Rome and greeted him with "Christ is risen", as she gave him a red egg. She then began preaching Christianity to him. The egg is symbolic of the grave and life renewed by breaking out of it. The red symbolizes the blood of Christ redeeming the world, represented by the egg, and our regeneration through the bloodshed for us by Christ. The egg itself is a symbol of the Resurrection while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.
Novi Sad is the cultural and...
Novi Sad is the cultural and economic center of Vojvodina, the province of which it is the capitol. It is the Serbian Orthodox Church see, it has a major university and is a main center of Serbia's literature and language, housed in Matica Srpska.