Serbia, RS to mark St Vitus's Day together

BELGRADE - Serbia and Republika Srpska (RS) will this year mark together St Vitus's Day, June 28, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday, adding that on that holiday Andricgrad in Visegrad, eastern RS, will be declared open.

At a joint news conference with RS President Milorad Dodik, Vucic said that there are several reasons for marking St Vitus's Day together, one of the reasons for Serbia being that this is a major Serbian holiday.

Another reason for Serbia is the opening of Andricgrad in Visegrad, and for Republika Srpska yet another reason- the centenary of the Sarajevo assassination.

"One month later, on July 28, Serbia will start marking the centenary of the beginning of the Great War," he said.

Vucic underlined that Serbia is proud of its history, adding that citizens will have an opportunity to attend various events, operas, theater plays in honor of the WWI centenary.

The opening of Andricgrad in Visegrad will bring together Serbian and RS top officials, he said, noting that Serbia backed certain institutions and institutes in that city of culture, which has been built in the last three years on the initiative of world famous director Emir Kusturica.

RS President Milorad Dodik said that June 28 will, besides the opening of Andricgrad in Visegrad, mark the anniversary of the assassination that was carried out by Gavrilo Princip, during which historical facts on the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand will be presented.

"This is important as there are many speculations concerning the event, and on that very day some are trying to organize certain programs that carry different political messages," Dodik said.

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