A ceremony was held in the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Vienna on the occasion of 15 September, a day established in 2020 by the Government of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Srpska as the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag.

The ceremony was opened by His Excellency Mr Nebojša Rodić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Austria, who emphasized the importance of celebrating this holiday. He said that 15 September was of great importance for the Serbian people, given that the famous Salonika Front had been broken through on this day in 1918, turning out to be a decisive moment for the collapse of the Central Powers in the First World War, known in history as the Great War. He also noted the importance of the Serbian flag and said that it was a ‘pride, joy, remembrance of ancestors, strength for the present and at the same time incentive for the future.’ On this occasion, His Excellency Ambassador Rodić invited all those living in Austria to continue to celebrate this holiday.

In addition to His Excellency Ambassador Rodić, a speech at this ceremony was also delivered by the Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Austria, Mag. Mladen Filipović. He stated that celebration of this holiday was a very important first step in establishing the identity of the Serbian people, especially abroad. He also said that role of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) was very important for the entire Serbian people as it nurtured tradition representing the foundation for future generations.

Representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian associations, and businessmen also attended the ceremony.

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