TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECEPTIONS FOR CHILDREN HELD AT
Belgrade, 5 January 2009 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with His Grace Bishop
of Sabac Lavrentije, hosted today at the White Palace the traditional
Christmas receptions for children from all over Serbia without parental
care, children with special needs, Roma children, refugee and internally
More than 1200 children ages 3 to 12, had the opportunity
to feel and share the joy of Christmas with Their Royal Highnesses.
The first reception was hosted for children without
parental care from Belgrade, Sombor, Pancevo; Roma children from Belgrade,
Obrenovac, Trestenik, Borca and Marinkova Bara; as well as children from
Milosevac and Sremska Kamenica.
The second reception was organized for children with
special needs, while the third reception was hosted for children without
parental care from Nis, Aleksinac, Negotin, Bela Crkva, Paracin and Zitiste;
children of the victims of war from Zvezdara; Roma children from Belgrade,
Ada; refugee children and internally displaced children.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine
together with His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac welcomed the children,
wishing them all the best for Christmas and New Year.
The children enjoyed themselves and played with
entertainer Pedjolino and Cigra Animators, and received various presents
from the Royal Couple, provided by numerous sponsors from Serbia: Adra,
Aleksandrija ltd.,Art Ival, Blumen Market, Biljana Plaznic, Baloon Center,
Coca-Cola, Coko Land Paracin, C-promet 99 Sabac, Ishrana Produkt, Kika doo
Loznica, Kozmolina, Marbo produkt, Matmarex, M-plast, Megaplast Novi Sad,
Mogi Trade, Paracinka AD Paracin, Panda Plast, Pekara (bakery) Trpkovic, Rio
Valjevo, Sajkaska, SZR Janovic, Stark AD, SR Korana Nova Pazova, Jamax M
Cacak, as well as numerous donours from Greece.