Republic of Srpska Day celebrated in Rotterdam
Republic of Srpska celebrated its 29th birthday.
On the occasion of Republic of Srpska Day, Representation of Republic of Srpska in Brussels with cooperation with Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Rotterdam for the first time held a banquet on Sunday, February14 in order to gather our people and celebrate this great event.
The celebration was attended by Republic of Srpska's representatives from Brussels, as well as, Mr Aleksandar Dragicevic, Deputy Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to The Hague.
After the holy liturgy followed by the church gospel was performed and the sacred cake was consecrated, Mr Mario Djuragić, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation used the opportunity to thank everyone for coming as well as to state the importance of this gathering.
"This day has been challenged and denied by many. The Republic of Srpska has been challenged and denied by many even though you will not hear it out loud. That is why we will continue to celebrate Srpska, as it is and will remain in our hearts", said Djuragic.
Republic of Srpska was founded on January 9, 1992. Three and a half years later the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed, which internationally verified it as one of the two highly decentralized entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Today, Republic of Srpska is one of two constitutional and legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that covers 49% of its territory with population of 1.3 minion. Banja Luka is the second largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the de facto capital of the Republic of Srpska entity.