"The night when he swam across the Danube": Farewell to Balasevic in Novi Sad tonight
Symbolically, with lanterns that will soar up into the sky, rosemary, Balaevi's songs and the opera choir of the Serbian National Theater, along with the last greeting from the Danube boats, Novi Sad will pay tribute to its Pannonian sailor.
"Let us all see him off together, with dignity, as it should be. Let's say to him once again - thank you, maestro, for everything. Your Novi Sad will remember you," the organizers said, reminding that everyone should adhere to the prescribed epidemiological measures.
It is planned that the whole event called "The night when Djole swam across the Danube" will last until 9 p.m.
Djordje Balasevic was buried yesterday at the City Cemetery in Novi Sad, while he died on Friday, February 19, at the Clinical Center of Vojvodina after contracting COVID-19.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Djordje #Balaevi, the first and only @Refugees GWA from the territory of former Yugoslavia. Mr. Balaevi was always sharing joy. He lived and gave with courage. And he was always bringing people together.
R.I.P. 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/sb2t30DTRy
— UNHCR Serbia (@UNHCRSerbia) February 20, 2021
Hundreds of people from all over Serbia wishing farewell to Balasevic Foto: Tanjug, Jaroslav Pap
Hundreds of people from all over Serbia pay their last respects to the late singer-songwriter Djordje Balaevi on Trg slobode in Novi Sad and in front of his house in 33 Jovan Cviji Street.
Long lines of crying people, whole families light candles and leave messages at the monument to Svetozar Mileti in Novi Sad, and especially in front of the house of the Balaevi family.
Nemanja Milenkovi from the Foundation "Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture" says for Tanjug that no...