Serbian Venezuelans

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Serbian Venezuelan
Club Serbio de Aragua.jpg
Serbian Social Club of Aragua
Total population
2,000 (estimate)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Caracas Maracaibo and Maracay
Languages
Spanish and Serbian
Religion
Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
White Venezuelan

Serbian Venezuelan is a Venezuelan citizen of Serbian descent or Serbia-born person who resides in Venezuela.

The Serbian population settled in the country was configured mainly by political emigrants, that arrived at Venezuela after the Second World War, due to disagreements with the then Yugoslav communist regime. The estimated population of serbs-Venezuelans range between 1,000 - 2,000.[1][2][3]

In 1955, it's founded the Serbian Orthodox Christian Community in Caracas, later they built the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1966, where the consecration was attended by King Peter II of Yugoslavia. The Serbian Social Club of Aragua state was founded in 1965 by a group of immigrants arrived in the country from the former Yugoslavia in order to preserve and promote the customs, religion, culture and folklore of Serbia, with all the community based in the country without distinction of race or creed, sharing in the same space with the activities of the St. John the Baptist Church which belongs to the newly founded Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires and South America.[4]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Inmigrantes Serbios en America Latina". Serbios Unidos (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ Билбија, Бојан (2013). "Дијаспора може да промени Србију" (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Pravoslavlje u zemlji Uga Čaveza". Serbios Unidos (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Service in Maracay in Venezuela". Serbian Orthodox Church. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

External links

  • Serbs in South America
  • Serbia Iglesia Ortodoxa en Venezuela-Српска Православна Црква у Венецуели
  • Club Serbio de Aragua
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