Published: Monday, 26.11.2012

Finale of the Millennium Fairy Tale Read-A-Thon at the central Zagreb square features many stars of stage and screen

Numerous celebrities joined the children and friends of the Village on the stage: actors Goran Grgić, Nataša Janjić, Jelena Perčin, Mirela Videk, rock singer Mile Kekin, producer Nikša Bratoš, director Silvije Petranović...

When the Grič cannon boomed to mark the noon on Sunday, it also marked the conclusion of the 4th cultural event The Millennium Fairy Tale Read-A-Thon, organized by the SOS Children's Village Lekenik and the Lekenik Tourist Board and held at the Zagreb’s Ban Jelačić Square.
For 24 hours, fairy tales were read without stopping. The event began at noon the day before, in Lekenik. For the last 45 minutes, the tales were read on the stage under the big clock at the central Zagreb square.

The event at the Ban Jelačić Square featured many stars of stage and screen. The Zagreb reading was opened by the young Mile Biljanović, lead actor in the recently completed film The Brave Adventures of Lapitch, and its director Silvije Petranović. Also supporting the SOS Children's Village Croatia were Nataša Janjić, Jelena Perčin, Mirela Videk, Goran Grgić, Mile Kekin, Nikša Bratoš, writer Rusmir Agačević, the Lekenik mayor Marijan Crnkoci, Božidar Antolec from the Lekenik Tourist Board, members of the Hare Krishna community in Zagreb, members of the bike club Veterani-Croatia ZG, KUD Kolovrat and DVD Lekenik, member of the Bosniak culture society PREPOROD, representatives of the Russian National Council and many others.
In Lekenik the day before, fairy tales were also read by Marijana Petir, the president of the Sisak-Moslavina County CPP (Croatian Peasant Party), Ivica Perović, president of Lekenik CPP and Vesna Jurić Bulatović, the Assistant Minister of Culture.

Fairy tales at the Ban Jelačić Square were read in Croatian, Russian, Hebrew and Sanskrit, and in Lekenik in Chinese, Turkish, Persian, French, Hebrew, Romanian, Russian, English and Macedonian. Children and adults from other countries and continents joined in, and we even had contributors from the Great Wall of China.
The entire 24-hour program was broadcast live over the Internet at the SOS Children's Village Croatia official Facebook page. The final event at the Ban Jelačić Square was live streamed at the 24 hours web portal 24sata.hr.

The City of Zagreb made it possible for SOS Children's Village Lekenik to use its venues for free and electrical equipment was provided by the company Inky-Dinky.
To everyone who joined in the Millennium Fairy Tale Read-A-Thon, thank you so much!



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