Serbs celebrate Vidovdan in Kosovo

GRAČANICA -- The celebration of Vidovdan started in Kosovo this morning with the Holy Liturgy served in the Serbian Orthodox monastery of Gračanica.

Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug
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  1. Vidovdan has & will be recognized for years throughout the Serbian history!No matter of the current status/situation in Kosovo-Metohija nothing changes,Serbs will continue to honor/respect/honor this important day!People must remember one cannot change history-Kosovo was,is,will be Serbia's craddle,heart,soul!Kosovo-Metohija koren Srpskog naroda,kao sto pesma kaze 'KUD GOD DA KRENEM TEBI SE VRACAM PONOVO KO DA MI OTME IZ MOJE DUSE KOSOVO"!!!!!
    (mili, 4 July 2009 05:28)
  2. Never loose faith in God or KOSMET SRPSKI narode moj.This is not the first time we have had to fight for our sacred ground of KOSMET.It always comes down to a fight between us (people who believe in GODS words) and the non believers. Sretan Vidovdan and god bless Serbia and our holy church!
    (Dragoslav, 29 June 2009 23:05)
  3. This gets even funnier, looks like only serbs fought against turks in 1389 LOL, I hope that Kosova's government demolishes that so called serb memorial in gazimestan.
    Hopefully Kosova gets her original name Dardania back. If there is a political party in Kosova that would change the name you've got my full support.
    (Nelli_Canada, 29 June 2009 14:43)

    So canadian girl - Quebec government must destroy memorial of general James Wolfe in Quebec City.

    And what will You speak when next time Quebec separatists unilateral declare independence?? Will You happy????
    (Milan, 29 June 2009 22:23)
  4. 'This gets even funnier, looks like only serbs fought against turks in 1389 LOL, ...'

    Perhaps it would help if Vidovdan became a Balkan-wide festival, including the Turks. Stranger things have happened. Last week in the Ukraine they staged a reenactment of the Battle of Poltava - in period dress - with Ukrainians, Russians, and Swedes. (This year the Ukrainians won.) At Kosovo you wouldn't even have to declare an official winner, since history never did, you could just end the day with a cookout featuring regional specialties and music.
    (Amer, 29 June 2009 17:29)
  5. This gets even funnier, looks like only serbs fought against turks in 1389 LOL, I hope that Kosova's government demolishes that so called serb memorial in gazimestan.
    Hopefully Kosova gets her original name Dardania back. If there is a political party in Kosova that would change the name you've got my full support.
    (Nelli_Canada, 29 June 2009 14:43)
  6. Kud god da krenem Tebi se vraćam ponovo. Ko da mi otme iz moje duše Kosovo.
    (stariVujadin, 29 June 2009 08:53)
  7. --"province"? where are we, in canada? come on...
    (roberto, 28 June 2009 21:24)

    It's Serbia, not Canada. Both fairly democratic countries, Canada being (much) more developed economically and politically. One of the (main) reasons, it wasn't suffering under Ottoman occupation for 500 years. During the last 2-300 years of the occupation it wasn't pillaged and burned by hordes of "freelancers" claiming some affiliation to Ottoman Empire. Do not want to say more, please read if you are curious, who these "freelancers" were.

    -------

    and speaking of multi-cultural, today was the big Pride Parade in frisco -- we were out for as long as i could take the sun. it was festive, with the usual smattering of costumes and semi-naked people, but believe me, most of the participants were, let's say, as boring (or fabulous) as you or i. i always have to laugh to hear comments from outsiders who overly-eroticize these events, when they are really just big fairs, with politics and love and frndship. we marched w/the Progressive Jewish alliance, from the east bay.
    (roberto, 28 June 2009 21:24)

    Okay, I see their page,

    [link]

    I do not know how it did look, but if I am you I would be more cautious to mention "semi-naked people" here. Not just because it is misintepreted everywhere, but everything aside it is not necessarily tasteful for everyone and not necessarily important fact to mention in the same line with Pjalliance. IMO, like in similar (but "hetero") events in Berlin, indeed, not much sexual it is about. I allow myself to distance from that part simply because of the (lack of) taste.

    Otherwise for Sharon Papo and Amber Weiss (and people who share their fate)

    [link]

    all my best wishes and may they be happy with each other.
    (Ataman, 29 June 2009 05:27)
  8. "Serbia is in position to give or take anything. 95% of the people have declared Independence and that ends it."
    Albanes

    You and other albanians don't seem to get it! It doesn't matter who and how many albanians live in Kosovo. Just because albanians have 10 children per family doens't mean that because they are in a majority the land they live on is theirs. The territory of Kosovo is for ever marked by Serbian culture. That's a fact no one can change.
    (MikeC, 29 June 2009 00:01)
  9. AlbanskiPatriot

    You just proved my point. You mean that its ok to kill and ethnically cleanse Serbs but Serbs should treat Albanians with silk gloves? You tricked the West once. Next time you will have to fight your battles.
    (MikeC, 28 June 2009 23:56)
  10. greater love than this hath no one. kosovo is our heart, soul, spine and lifeline.
    (smile, 28 June 2009 22:47)
  11. There should be no joining Albanian institutions in Kosovo. Either Serbia needs to take back control of it Suthern territory and, of course, give Albanians autonomy but to have Albanians as masters would mean the end of anything and everything Serbian in Kosovo
    --
    Serbia is in position to give or take anything. 95% of the people have declared Independence and that ends it. Even Amfilohije and Obraz supporters were let in this year.

    95% of the population and the Serbs south will vote so who cares if 2% doesn't?
    (Albanes, 28 June 2009 22:28)
  12. >>...Almost two distinct foreign policies presented at different international circles. Then the old debate about sacred Serbian values and the desire for a European future and a clean break from the past. Not to mention the complicated relations with Eulex, Albanians etc. And it is only going to get more complicated.
    (village-bey, 28 June 2009 13:02)>>

    I was just reading the article and thinking about all the layers of complexity, contradiction, and (necessary) compromise, and then i read yr comment, village-bey, and thought that you had hit much of it square on the nail. thank you.

    my other 2 points:

    --"province"? where are we, in canada? come on...

    --there is really no way, when we are speaking of this "national" religion, to get around the "national" part of it. isn't that one of the greatest contradictions, or impediments to progress? i really dislike the tendency to trash religions and religious beliefs (which some of my frdns engage in) esp.ly since i am religious in my own way, and people have a right to their religion. that was one principle that our country was supposedly founded upon. but when the religion comes part and parcel with an accompanying ideology, and when it then foists itself upon the world, that is a whole other story. perhaps that is the other contradiction that needs to be addressed, by all of us, in a variety of settings and circumstances. here we all know that the churches are often used for very overt political purposes, and this year many of the conservative ones were used as a bully pulpit ag. obama and obama supporters. at the very least, such institutions need to be denied tax-shelters.

    but more to the point, in every society, every multi-cultural socieity (which all of them are to a greater or lesser degree) ONE religion has no right to impose its precepts/ideology on all of the citizens.

    and speaking of multi-cultural, today was the big Pride Parade in frisco -- we were out for as long as i could take the sun. it was festive, with the usual smattering of costumes and semi-naked people, but believe me, most of the participants were, let's say, as boring (or fabulous) as you or i. i always have to laugh to hear comments from outsiders who overly-eroticize these events, when they are really just big fairs, with politics and love and frndship. we marched w/the Progressive Jewish alliance, from the east bay.

    and no nazis or haters in sight, thank god!

    cheers.

    roberto
    frisco
    Pride Day
    (roberto, 28 June 2009 21:24)
  13. "Don't understand why Serbia does not treat the Presevo Albanians the same way?"
    Mike,

    You guys tried that with Kosovo, and guess what happened. I would love for the Serbian government to start the same thing in Preshevo so that they could join with their FATHERLAND Kosovo.
    (AlbanskiPatriot, 28 June 2009 21:20)
  14. did you guys noticed the OBRAZ flags within the groups?? Make one wonder why Serbs are still protected by NATO soldiers!!!
    (AlbanskiPatriot, 28 June 2009 20:25)
  15. There should be no joining Albanian institutions in Kosovo. Either Serbia needs to take back control of it Suthern territory and, of course, give Albanians autonomy but to have Albanians as masters would mean the end of anything and everything Serbian in Kosovo. Albanians have expelled Serbs from all the areas where NATO did not make it on time to stop ethnic cleansing. Albanians are now also claiming Serbian churches as their own just like they did to homes belonging to expelled Serbs. The sooner Serbs join and accept Albanian independence the sooner we'll see the last Serb leave Kosovo. It's so obvious what the Albanians are planing. Too bad some Serbs can't see this. Don't understand why Serbia does not treat the Presevo Albanians the same way?
    (MikeC, 28 June 2009 20:12)
  16. Happy Vidovdan :)
    (Little Russia, 28 June 2009 19:10)
  17. Kosovo is Serbia!
    (Nikola, 28 June 2009 18:34)
  18. I wonder how it feels to be pelted with stones...
    (Kosova-USA, 28 June 2009 14:49)

    You want a honest answer?

    "Oh, my, now that 2009 model looks tired and full of scratches. I need a new 2010 model, better and bigger"

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    ... from people that you have been paying to do your dirty deeds?
    (Kosova-USA, 28 June 2009 14:49)

    Here is a fundamental disagreement between of us.
    (Ataman, 28 June 2009 17:30)
  19. Interesting indeed genc, as it shows the complexity of issues facing Serbs not just between Kosovo and the rest of Serbia but within Serbia Proper itself. For what it's worth though, the 1389 group was always known for its uncomprimising (read as technically unrealistic) position on Kosovo. Speaking with a few friends here a few days ago, I noticed the delicate balance Tadic and the DS are playing between working with Europe and laying claim to Kosovo. Still, I'm glad to see that as of now, no incidents are being instigated by either Serb or Albanian radicals.

    Happy Vidovdan to all.
    (Mike, 28 June 2009 15:45)
  20. I wonder how it feels to be pelted with stones from people that you have been paying to do your dirty deeds?
    (Kosova-USA, 28 June 2009 14:49)
  21. they have been doing this for weeks.
    Were is that security fence or sorouning by NATO troops? How about international law? Just blah blah.
    Enjoy the festivities hope it brings peace closer. And I personaly hope that some of your self fullfiling prophecies can be eliminated eg: churches are still there, we have not sold them to china.
    (drink, 28 June 2009 13:06)
  22. Incident aside:

    I am jealous that these fat cats go where I want to, but I have to sit and work even on weekends and struggle with half-dead machines made 5 years ago just because of "backwards compatibility" and no travel till it's not solved.
    (Ataman, 28 June 2009 13:06)
  23. Segments of Serb population of the north accuse Belgrade government of being soft. Some of the south argue that participation is the best way forward to safeguard any Serb interest. Those of south and the north have different priorities but confused by disastrous policy directives. Belgrade itself advices against any rapprochement but at the same time it’s void of any strategic long-term plan. We have pragmatist and ideological signals given at different times to different sections of populations. Almost two distinct foreign policies presented at different international circles. Then the old debate about sacred Serbian values and the desire for a European future and a clean break from the past. Not to mention the complicated relations with Eulex, Albanians etc. And it is only going to get more complicated.
    (village-bey, 28 June 2009 13:02)
  24. Very interesting notice. Happened also 20 years ago (not in Leposavic). The end/begin of the circle.
    (genc, 28 June 2009 12:48)