St. John Celebrations

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This is a traditional event that has been taking place since 1994, from July 3rd to July 7th. The crowds of tourists come to Sokobanja just for this occasion to participate in the collection of medicinal herbs on the slopes of mountains Ozren, Rtanj and Devica, accompanied by expert guides.

 

There is a traditional ascent to the peak Siljak (1560 m)- the highest peak of Rtanj on the Orthodox holiday of St. John, The Plant-collector: July 7th. There are also professional lectures, quizzes, plant parades, sports and recreational games besides these trips. The highlight of the event is the selection of the most beautiful girl decorated with medicinal herbs and field flowers – ‘The Princess of Plants’.

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