NIŠ CITY MAYOR ATTENDED TRADITIONAL LIGHTING OF CHRISTMAS OAK TREE BRANCHES

ADŽJanuary 6, 20211min22

A Christmas oak tree branches were lit in the church yard of the Cathedral in Niš in the presence of the clergy of the Niš Diocese and numerous believers. Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski attended the traditional ceremony. Symbolically, the lighting of Christmas oak tree branches is a reminder of the shepherds of Bethlehem who lit a fire in the cave where Jesus Christ was born in order  to warm the Infant Jesus and his mother. Christmas Oak Tree Branches symbolize happiness and progress through many sparks from the lit Christmas oak tree, warmth and salvation for humanity, and a hint of rebirth of the humanity.