With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren the first Easter festival of church folk ensembles was held in Nis. On this occasion the reception was organized at Nis City Hall for the participants of the festival hosted by the Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic. The participants of the festival performed a short programme. The idea is for Easter folk festival to become traditional event that will gather church ensembles every spring according to the festival organizer Miljko Petrovic.
During the two days of the festival in St. Sava Home Nis audience had the chance to see the performance of the following folklore groups: Serbian Charity and Educational Group “St. Basil the Great” from Bratunac (Republika Srpska); Serbian Cultural Art Group “Holy Despot Stefan Lazarevic” from Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Church Cultural and Artistic Group ” Saint Nicholas – Varjas” from Timisoara (Romania); Cultural and Artistic Group “Dance of Djurdjevdan” from Podgorica (Montenegro) and the Host Church Dance Ensemble “Branko” from Nis.