Life in Vojvodina
As for the life in Vojvodina, it might be easiest to say that this region is colorful, in many ways. If you are looking for rich, fertile land, your answer is Vojvodina, since 84% of its territory is covered by fertile land. If you are looking for a desert in Europe, your answer is Vojvodina and its Deliblatska peščara (Deliblato sands), “European desert” in the southeast of the province. If you are looking for water, your answer is Vojvodina with plenty of water areas, such as the rivers Danube, Sava, Tisa, Begej, Tamiš, Karaš, Bosut, as well as many lakes and canals used for agricultural production and water transportation.
On one hand, there is a peaceful plain intersected with rivers and a mountain, which is a memory of an island in the long-gone Pannonia Sea, picturesque villages coloured with the iconography of various ethnic groups, where people enjoy food and long tradition of wine making and organise festivals dedicated to wine, sausages, bacon, pumpkin, cabbage, cakes, eggs, beans, ham, as well as music festivals. On the other hand, to live or stay in Vojvodina means to attend the EXIT Festival and other modern music festivals, listen to performances of top jazz musicians at the Novi Sad Jazz Festival, enjoy the “Sterijino pozorje” Theatre Festival, the Film Festival, the Festival of Street Musicians, the NOMUS International Music Festival or concerts of modern music.
Beautiful landscape, mild climate, multicultural and multilingual environment with 26 nations living and working together, as well as strategic advantages of the region, is what makes Vojvodina a diverse and progressive investment location offering abundant opportunities for growth, innovation and success. Yes, it is possible. In a last decade, 280 foreign companies have invested 7 billion Euros and are employing over 77,000 people in this region. Due to the profitability and success of the Vojvodina operation, many of these companies already extended their business.
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Date notation: day/month/year
Business Hours: Private and public offices: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; Retail 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays; Shopping centres, hypermarkets: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Public Holidays: New Year – 1st and 2nd January; Visitation of the Virgin – Day of the Sovereignty of Serbia – 15th and 16th February; Labour Day – 1st and 2nd May; Victory Day – 9th May; The Day of Remembrance of the Serbian Victims in the Second World War – 21st October; The Day of the Truce in the First World War – 11th November;
Christmas Day – 7th January; Eastertide-holiday from Good Friday to the second day of Easter.
Money in Serbia: The official currency in Serbia is Dinar (RSD).
Exchange rate: National Bank of Serbia
Banks, Exchange offices: Money can be exchanged in all the banks and official exchange offices from 8.00 until 19.00 on working days, and from 8.00 until 15.00 on Saturdays. Cash dispensers enable access to money round the clock.