Easter Bazaar of Refugee Women Handwork Opened

Easter Bazaar of Refugee Women Handwork Opened


The traditional Easter Bazaar of Refugee Women's Handwork was opened today at the Big Fashion Shopping Centre under the auspices of the Princess Katarina Foundation.

The exhibition was opened by the Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia Nataša Stanisavljević, together with HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Princess Katarina Karađorđević. The opening of the Bazaar was attended by Minister for Family Welfare and Demography Darija Kisić, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Annika Ben David, Secretary of the Embassy of Italy and Secretary to the Ambassador of the Order of Malta.

“The Bazaar is an opportunity to buy authentic traditional Serbian handwork as well as Easter gifts while at the same time providing support to the families of women who exhibit their works as well as children with intellectual disabilities, and they will benefit from all proceeds. I am proud that the message of this humanitarian Bazaar and that of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration is the same, which is that all people who want to respect and love Serbia are welcome. These are women who have a wonderful gift of presenting Serbia in the most beautiful possible way with their skills”, said Commissioner Stanisavljević.

HRH Princess Katarina’s Foundation organizes the Christmas and Easter Handwork Bazaars of Refugee Women with the basic idea of helping women who support their families by selling beautiful handwork. At affordable prices, visitors can buy unique handmade items and find very nice special gifts from fabrics, lace and knitted goods, handbags, gloves, jewellery, ethnic dress to home decorations including mirrors, curtains, tablecloths, dishes and candles. The Bazaar is open on 24 April from 11am to 10pm and on 25 April 25 from 10am to 10pm.

“This is a really special day for all of us because together we can do something big and important for others. Knowing that we have made a difference is the best reward and joy one can get. When we see all these beautiful handmade items made by such creative women as well as wonderful children, knowing that we supported them together, that we made a difference, fills my heart with joy," said HRH Princess Katarina Karađorđević.

The Commissioner expressed great appreciation to the Princess Katarina Foundation for its humanitarian work and long-term support and added that the Republic of Serbia, with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, continues to care for and provide support with same passion to refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and socially vulnerable citizens.