Following the initiative of the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe(ASCE), the last week of May is traditionally marked throughout Europe as Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC), with the aim to encourage the citizens of Belgrade to get to know and understand the values, artistic achievements and funerary heritage diversities thorough the series of events.
For the sixth time in a row, the New Cemetery in Belgrade opened its gates for the visitors in the course of the 15th Museums night, held on May 19, 2018, with the general theme “Victories and Victors”.
Under the light of the lanterns, the visitors were able to see the final resting places of the builders,
Since the tourist season in Belgrade is seriously taking on a momentum at the beginning of April, Public Utility Company “Funeral Services”, in accordance with its continuous efforts to sustain the excellence and remain ever present chronicler of the city and the keeper of the memories, customs, tastes, stands and believes of its residents in addition to their authentic stories,
The practice of endowments, deeply rooted in the being of medieval Serbia, especially flourished at the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century, which was compatible with the general atmosphere of raising national awareness, whereas the well-off and philanthropic individuals wished to contribute to empowerment of the country. Endowers and philanthropists used to leave their houses,