Mayor Milan Bandić lit the first candle on the Advent wreath on Manduševac on Ban Josip Jelačić Square and thus marked the beginning of Advent. The ceremony was presided over by Mon. Zlatko Koren, canon of the Primate's Chapter of Zagreb. In a year that has shaken our sense of security and changed the way we look at the world, let us be sure of this: all together, in helping each other and in solidarity, we can emerge from this as even stronger and better people. May this Advent be exactly what we need to be - a preparation for Christmas in secrecy, reflection, prayer and uncompromising care for others. And finally, let's go back once again to the Pope's motto on the occasion of the 4th World Day of the Poor - "Give your hand to the poor", the sick, the one on the street, but also everyone who needs a helping hand - as tirelessly as they do these days our praiseworthy fellow citizens, said Mayor Bandić.