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Vukovar  - The  City of pride- The Home  City of Golden Apple

Vukovar - The City of pride- The Home City of Golden Apple

Not all  ceremonies have thousands of guests gathered in a gala atmosphere, but all ceremonies surely have their stars and memorable moments. One of the stars and memorable moments was ceremonial moving the Golden Apple Statue from City Mayor office to the new home- Vucedol Culture Museum to  be visible to all visitors of  Vukovar.

Fijet Delegation composed by  Tina Cubrilo, Abi Shalabi, Marijana Rebic, Mira Shalabi, Ludmila Novacka and  Alexander Stemp were hosted in Vukovar  by Ivan Penava, City Mayor  and Zeljko Sabo, The President of City Conucil for 3 days.

Croatia is very proud of Vukovar  – we may be a small country but we are proud of our identity and the fact that we have a unique and ancient culture and traditions. In 1991 , it was the fiercest and most protracted battle seen in Europe since 1945, and Vukovar was the first major European town to be entirely destroyed since the Second World War. Even 31 years after the Battle of Vukovar,the City  mixes again  tradition and modernity in a fascinating way which you can’t help but fall in love with. With a delicious cuisine, fascinating history and an abundance of unmissable sites, Vukovar will be   one of Europe's fastest-growing tourist destinations.

The visit was a series of events between City Mayor and his great Team  in ceremonies, visit, and education which will forge strong ties between the City of Vukovar and Fijet Croatia.

Vukovar  City Day Ceremonial Council  was held  on Monday, May 3. City Mayor, Deputy Mayor  with all city council members were present, as well as  all friend cities, Delegates of Prime Minister, Croatian Parlament, Veterans associations, Institituions, Ministries, honored members, City Mayors from the previous mandate times.Honor  guest was the President of Republic Croatia.The Mayor of Vukovar welcomed the Fijet  delegation to the city in his welcome speach.   It was the ceremony   wonderful and full of meaning.

On 2nd of May was the reception  in the City Mayor Office with Mr. Filip Sušac, Deputy Mayor,  Zeljko Sabo, the President of City Council, Marina Sekulic, Director of Vukovar Tourism Office,Ruza Maric, Director of Vukovar Museums,  Mirela Hutinec, Director of Vucedol Museum Culture and Kristina Bilic Head of City Department of Economy. It was an occassion to present   Fijet and  Vukovar with more potentials cooperation.

The visit was a series of events organized by  City Mayor Team  in ceremonies, visit, and education which will forge strong ties between the City of Vukovar and Fijet Croatia, special in City Museumm with Ruza Maric, Director and legend  Cultural developer.  We were participating in laying wreaths for veterans and killed people  at the Memorial cemetery .

On 3rd of May was ceremonial moving the statue from the Mayor office to the new home- Vucedol Culture Museum. A ride of a "golden apple statue" in a carriage from the mayor's office to the museum with Tina Cubrilo, Zeljko Sabo and Alexander Stemp  followed by people's eyes and guarded by the police service.

Once again, City Mayor and City Council President  said that they are  pleased to be able to host members of the Fijet Delegation. The City Mayor pointed that  Vukovar is  deeply proud of Fijet award given to them 11 years ago. He pointed out that the prize recognises the importance of  Vucedol culture and heritage in Vukovar. It was also  a good opportunity to exchange perspectives and ideas on areas of common interest such as media contribution  in local tourism and culture promotion  and we are  pleased to be able to show you  Vukovar  as part of the visit.

Mirela Hutinec, Museum Director received the statue from City Mayor. It was truly enchanting to see all these wonderful Vukovar people brought together by their love of the Golden Apple Award.