The Bazaar is a traditional charity event organized by members of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the local community.
Wife of Italian Ambassador to BiH, Annarita Lippiello, reminded that last year’s bazaar had collected a record amount of BAM 200,000, and that the money had been used to assist 20 different humanitarian organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lippiello also said that participation of some 40 embassies and international organizations, as well as approximately 70 private companies as exhibitors, would provide a unique opportunity to taste exotic dishes and beverages, but also to purchase unique handicrafts.
Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH’s wife Zsofia Kusenda reminded that entire proceedings of this year’s bazaar would be allocated to associations working with children faced with various difficulties, children without parental care and youth from vulnerable families.
Wife of the UK Ambassador to BiH, Martina Field Klisovic, announced that the bazaar would feature diverse contents fit for people of all age groups and she added that the number of visitors would exceed last year’s number of 15,000.
Greek Ambassador to BiH’s wife Anthoussa Diakopolous said that there would be an auction featuring many interesting items, such as the print of Haggadah and Afghan carpet, and noted that there would also be many interesting things for sports fans.
Bingo will also be organized during the bazaar, and those who purchase bingo tickets for BAM three will have an opportunity to win valuable prizes provided by a number of donors.
Members of the Organization Board of the Winter Diplomatic Bazaar expressed their satisfaction with results achieved last year and said that they hoped this year’s results would be even better.
This year’s Winter Diplomatic Bazaar will be held on December 1 from 1100 to 1700 hrs in ‘Mirza Delibasic’ sports hall. Tickets will cost BAM five and entry for children under 10 years of age accompanied by an adult will be free-of-charge.