Feature: Sarajevo welcomes Merjem, first baby of 2021

  • World
  • Tuesday, 05 Jan 2021

SARAJEVO, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Meliha Rahic delivered Merjem, a healthy baby girl at 6:40 a.m. on Jan. 1, which made her the first child born in 2021 in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

As per a relatively new tradition introduced in 2014, the city's Mayor, Abdulah Skaka, visited the mother the next morning with a flower bouquet and a gift of 500 BiH convertible marks (about 315 U.S. dollars) to Sarajevo's New Year's Baby.

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