Siltse celebrated its 770th anniversary
On Sunday, one of the largest villages of Irshava district, Siltse, was celebrating. This year the 770th anniversary of the first written mention of the village is celebrated here. The celebration was visited by many people who were born in the village, representatives of sister villages. Regional Council Chairman Ivan Baloha also greeted the residents.
On October 14 the biggest Christian holiday of the second month of autumn - Intercession of the Holy Virgin - is celebrated. The Day of the Village is traditionally celebrated on this day. That day many believers gathered for the prayer in the Greek Catholic Church and the Orthodox monastery.
The village head Victor Kuzma says that the first historical mention of the village belongs to 1242. In the XIII century, 15 families lived there. Now more than 3100 people live in Siltse. The most famous people from the village are scientists: Ph.D. in History Vasyl Hudanych and Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Wilhelm Fushchych. "Our greatest wealth is the people. They praise their village far outside the region. They work well and know how to organize a holiday" - said Viktor Kuzma.
That day Siltse residents were greeted by many dignitaries.
A number of villagers were decorated by the regional council insignia for significant contribution to the revival of the village, active social activities. Awards were presented by the village head Viktor Kuzma.
As part of the celebration of the Day of the Village a celebratory concert and entertainment with local artists, Indoor Soccer Cup and many other activities were held.
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