After London and Washington, Belgrade is another capital, which will this season have a Norwegian Christmas tree. Norwegian Ambassador Arne Sanes Bjornstad, director of Telenor Ingeborg Ofsthus and Belgrade Mayor Siniša Mali ceremoniously lit the lamp on the tree in Tašmajdan.
Christmas carols, played by Danijela Orchestra, and the smell of the Norwegian hawthorn and a pepperkaker made typical Norwegian atmosphere to celebrate this holiday. Norway as a sign of friendship traditionally grants Christmas trees to certain cities in the world. This year it was Obrenovac in Serbia.