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Serbia’s national miners’ day was marked on Sunday here and also in Majdanpek with ceremonies, concerts, exhibitions, sports, an outdoor bazaar, and fireworks.

The celebration in the two cities in east Serbia was attended by representatives of the Serbian government, Chinese mining company Zijin, and local communities which number thousands of miners and their families.

Dragana Jelisavac Erdeljan, head of the mining sector at the Ministry of Mining and Energy of Serbia expressed satisfaction that the Chinese mining company continues with Serbia’s traditional celebration of the national miners’ day.

“I want to express my pleasure with the fact that Zijin continues our tradition and shares our values, especially in the mining sector,” she told Xinhua.

The city of Bor arose on Sunday to an early “miners’ wake-up call,” which marked the start of numerous festivities.

Serbia’s national miners’ day was established in 1903 and has been celebrated to this day.

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