The aim of the event is to revive all segments of the former gatherings of the people from the bordering area, to preserve the tradition and original creativity of the cross -border region and to increase visibility of resources and tourist offer in the promotion of tourism potentials of the whole region connected to the Drina and Lim river.
This year the event gathered around 300 participants from Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the framework of the event, was organized competition of traditional singing, exhibition of traditional products and competition in pie preparation. Prizes were awarded as well to the best pupils from the rural area of the Municipality of Priboj.
The event justified the expectations of the organizers of the event Women association “Sacuvajmo selo” and demonstrated that it is possible to successfully organize such event, where the members of the association presented their skills in preparing pie and traditional handicrafts, as well as promoting all values of cherishing tradition and good habits.
Participants from Visegrad, Rogatica, Foca, Novo Gorazde, Nevesinje, Pljevlja, Uzice, Pozega, Bajina Basta, Ivanjica, Lucani, Sjenica, Nova Varos, Prijepolje and Priboj reacted positively for the good reception and organization. Children who have been rewarded with tablet computers as the best pupils from rural schools are delighted with the gifts, and their parents expressed gratitude for the awarded prizes.
“We express many thanks to all participants and visitors, as well as volunteers from the Priboj Youth Office, 15 boys and girls who where our grate support throughout the event” stated Malina Stanojevic, president of the association.
The event is part of the project “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development” implemented by SWG and GIZ.