Worshippers celebrated the Orthodox New Year at the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on Sunday.
Celebrations began with a prayer to God to bless the coming year, 2019. At midnight, a huge fireworks spectacle started from the top of the church and the nearby city library.
The Church of Saint Sava is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and is dedicated to the 13th century founder... Еще of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The new year is celebrated on January 13, according to the Julian calendar.
Orthodox New Year traditions are followed in Russia, Armenia, Ukraine (Malanka), Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.