Spectacular fireworks displays are a beloved tradition that never fails to amaze and delight audiences of all ages. Whether it’s a grand display over a city skyline or a small-town fireworks show, the sight of vibrant, colorful explosions lighting up the night sky is truly breathtaking. The beauty of fireworks is in the variety of shapes, sizes, and colors they come in, from traditional spherical shells to more modern, unique designs like stars, comets and Roman candles.
The displays are often in synchronization with music, adding an extra layer of artistry to the performance. The skill and creativity that goes into designing and executing a fireworks display is truly impressive, and the result is a truly unforgettable experience. From the anticipation leading up to the first explosion to the grand finale, a fireworks show is a magical experience that will leave a lasting impression in the minds of all who witness it.
Many cities around the world have fireworks displays as a part of their New Year’s Eve celebrations. They can attract large crowds of people who come to watch the show and celebrate the start of the new year together. Belgrade is no exception to this.
With the fireworks in 2023
The Belgrade Waterfront is a popular destination for New Year’s Eve celebrations, with a variety of events taking place along the promenade. Many people gather to watch the fireworks, enjoy live music and street performers, and participate in other activities. Even though we are in mid-January, the festive atmosphere is still there and events are hard to count. The events are usually free, but sometimes some places might have a fee or require reservations. In recent years, the event has become very popular and attracts many visitors from the surrounding area and abroad. Due to the large crowds, we recommend arriving early to secure a good spot and to be aware of the safety measures.
The New Year fireworks display on the Belgrade waterfront is a new tradition in the city. So, on the last day of 2022, thousands of people gathered to enjoy the show. Fireworks were fired from the 20th floor of the Belgrade Tower, from a total of 180 positions, as well as from 13 positions from the New Belgrade Sava bank. The total length was 1 km. The unique fireworks from the Old Sava Bridge and Gazela Bridge complemented these fairy-tale scenes. The laser performance of several dozen lasers, state-of-the-art laser heads, beams, and LED strobes produced an astonishing 10,000 light effects. The display is synchronized to music, adding to the overall experience. The show lasted for 8 minutes, and the audience’s reaction to the light show was overwhelmingly positive.
Belgrade Waterfront as a tourist attraction
Belgrade Waterfront is an urban development project in Belgrade, Serbia. It includes the construction of residential, commercial, and public spaces along the Sava River. It is interesting because it is a large-scale redevelopment of a previously underutilized area of the city. As such, it includes the construction of new buildings, parks, and infrastructure, as well as the restoration of historic buildings. Additionally, we expect it to attract new businesses and visitors to the city, and to stimulate economic growth.
The centerpiece of the development is the impressive Belgrade Tower, which is almost 170 meters tall and offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. In a mere 25 seconds, visitors can reach the 41st-floor restaurant and observation deck. It provides an unforgettable panoramic view of our capital. Capture Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade Fortress, St. Sava Temple, and the Avala Tower n one photo!
What to see here
Visitors to Belgrade Waterfront can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, which is a bustling hub of activity. The promenade is full of shops, offering everything from souvenirs and local crafts to high-end fashion and jewelry. You can find various types of shops as well, from local boutiques to international brands.
The promenade is also home to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, serving a range of different cuisines. Visitors can sample traditional Serbian dishes such as cevapi or goulash, as well as more international options like pizza or sushi. Great service, delicious food, and stunning views of the river are the main features of local restaurants and cafes.
Additionally, the promenade is a great place to relax, with plenty of benches and seating areas where visitors can sit and take in the sights and sounds of the waterfront. This is also a perfect spot for an evening stroll, with many of the shops and restaurants staying open late and the lighting creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere.
Serbian New Year – again with fireworks
In addition to the “regular” New Year celebration, Serbian people also celebrate Serbian New Year. We observe it on January 14th and is an important holiday in Serbia. It is primarily a ceremonial and cultural celebration rather than an official holiday with any legal significance. Historically, it held more importance in the country, but today it is mainly an occasion for people to come together and celebrate.
So, why do we celebrate it 2 weeks later? This date is based on the Julian calendar, which was used in Serbia until the early 20th century. Serbian Orthodox Church still uses it. The Julian calendar is currently 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, which is the standard one throughout the world. So New Year’s Day on the Julian calendar falls on January 14th according to the Gregorian calendar. This is why Serbian people also celebrate New Year on January 14th.
As we look forward to the New Year, we can’t wait to plan more parties and gatherings with friends and family. We are looking forward to creating more memories and having more fun. We are excited to see what the 2023 holds and all the adventures and experiences that are yet to come. And you are welcome to join us!