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Washington, D.C.: Serbian national costumes and cuisine at the French Embassy’s Cultural Centre
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altThe Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington D.C. participated in the Francophone Culture Festival in Washington, D.C. The Festival traditionally takes place in March since 2001. Collector of traditional Serbian folklore objects Biljana Regan presented Serbian national costumes, artefacts and handicrafts in the final ceremony held at the French Embassy's Cultural Centre, on 23 March 2018. Promotional and tourist brochures about Serbia were shown and distributed to the visitors, who were also served rakija (plum brandy), wine and traditional desserts.

Young Serbian entrepreneur Dejan Zivanovic displayed the skills of dough and phyllo preparation, which the visitors had the opportunity to master on-site. The demonstration was followed by specialty tasting.


More than 40 Member States and Observers of the International Organization of La Francophonie, including around 1,200 visitors, took part in the event co-hosted by the Embassy of France, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Alliance Française Foundation. Like in other world cities, this festival celebrates the diversity and wealth of the French language, culture and francophone communities through a number of cultural events and programmes.