Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kosovo leaders wish Merry Christmas to Orthodox faithful

ZAGREB, Jan 7 (Hina) - Kosovo President and Prime Minister, Ibrahim Rugova and Bajram Kosumi, leaders of local Albanian parties as well as the UN Civilian Administrator, Soren Jessen-Petersen, on Saturday offered their best wishes to the Serb Orthodox faithful on the occasion of Christmas which they celebrate according to the Julian calendar on 7 January.

In his note, President Rugova described Christmas as "a day of understanding" and voiced hope that Kosovo would soon achieve full peace and stability.

Prime Minister Kosumi wished that this great day might help deepen the relations between all residents in the province.

Celebrations of Christmas were held in Kosovo in a peaceful atmosphere. Services were performed in monasteries and churches during which the message of the primate in the Serb Orthodox Church, Patriarch Pavle was read out.


Kristian said...

Merry X-mas to all serbs! This is a first step, maybe the serbs will do the same to the catholic, islam, orthodox believers.

Here's to peace!

Anonymous said...

Albanian leaders always surprise me how conciliatory they can be in trying to represent all their citizens, despite what Albanians went through at the hand of the Serb church. I hope their Serb counterparts will wish the same to the Muslim faithful in Kosovo.

Dardania 2006 said...

Merry Christmas :)

I love having two christmases in a row. So it was like this, on the 24th I went with my family to church, then went out with freinds (to drink lol), and on the 6th met up with my Russian friends and celebrated again.

Sometimes its better not to have any excuses for partying...

Merry xmas

dave said...

i just arrived back from 2 weeks in kosova and had a great time! merry christmas, happy new year and happy bajram to everyone in kosova!
the funny thing was that i arrived in prishtina on christmas (dec24) and left on christmas (jan7).

only in kosova! lol

here's to a peaceful, successful and historic 2006!

best wishes, dave

Anonymous said...


Happy Eid-ul-Athur


Paqja qoft mbi ju

May peace be upon you brothers.


My 2006 wish: Independent Kosova
How many of the Serbs wish the same?
Merry xmas to them as well. May we live in peacefull independent Kosova

Dardania 2006 said...

See this is what Kosova will be! In true Dardanian fashion we will kick *** and make it a lovely place...

Thx all, its very warming...


P.S. I think there should be a whole 2 weeks of holidays in Kosova. Starting 24th Dec till 7th January. That would really be something! Infact Dardania would be the only place in the world that would have that...tourism!!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all of our orthodox followers and a happy, prosperous 2006 to all.

Now, you cant expect us Serbs to wish for an independent Kosovo, just like we cant expect you to wish for a Kosovo in Serbia, but we should all wish for PEACE and RECONCILIATION, because this is what will truly bring progress to the balkans.

I wish a happy 2006 to everyone.

May happiness come to all of your homes, Serbs, Albanians, ALL!!!

Darko Petrovic

PejaCity said...

Me Fat Bajrami i pritni edhe shum Bajrama te lumtura! 2006 Historical year for Kosova and its citizen =) An Independent State

Anonymous said...

Juste pour embêter tout le monde je vais en poster un en français. Je sais que les albanais et les serbes sont de grans albanophiles... Bonne et heureuse année 2006 à tous les peuples du Kosovo (ose të Kosovës si të doni) et espérons que cette année soit sanctionnée par le statut définitif et équitable de ce territoire qui a déjà beaucoup trop souffert.

Dardania 2006 said...
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Dardania 2006 said...

Merci beacoup,

j'espère aussi.

Kristian said...

To: Pejacity

The same to you, your family, and everyone of the islamic faith. May god us all with health, peace, and prosperity this year, and independence. And to the frenchmen I respect your post but I wish I understood it. Peace!