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The Ascension Day - Belgrade City Feast

The Ascension Day - Belgrade City Feast

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Corridor: Diagonal Road, Danube Road
Country: Serbia, Belgrade
The Ascension Day - Belgrade City Feast

Ascension Day, is one of the holidays dedicated to Christ. On that day, Christ's stay on earth ended, for salvation and redemption of the human race. It is a movable holiday - it always falls on Thursday, 40 days after Easter.
When, in 1403, Despot Stefan Lazarevi? gave Belgrade the status of capital city, in the honour of renewal and prosperity, the city chose Ascension Day to be its Slava(feast).
A  solemn procession has an established route, symbolically closing the circle at the yard of the Ascension Church.