Serbia and Serbians

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Hey my loves ❤

Today I thought I should write about something different again and that’s the country where I come from. Now a lot of you probably already know that I’ve moved to Germany few years ago and so on. But the country where I come is Serbia.

Serbia is a small, beautiful country. There is really so much to love about Serbia, but there is also some things to not like about. For example, Serbia is very beautiful, but not easy to explore. Most easy way is renting a car. Public transport outside from the major cities is not very functional, and there is a lack of information how to get to those beautiful places. The next thing you also probably wouldn’t like is working here, because the average monthly wage is about €300. Now, i’m not here to criticize my own country, I will tell you a little bit more about the cities, food and people in Serbia. 🙂

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Most Serbians are Orthodox Christians, and Belgrade is home to the world’s largest Eastern Orthodox church.

SLAVA

If a Serb invites you to his/her home for Slava you should be very honored! Slava is a celebration of patron Saint and it’s a very important family event. This tradition, unique to Serbs dates from the time people in this area accepted Christianity but couldn’t forget their old pagan Gods.

MONEY 

Serbia uses the DINAR or RSD (Republic of Serbia DINAR).

As you can see there is a bill for the 100 dinars with the picture of Nikola Tesla on it. He’s a Serbian-born inventor, known for his breakthroughs in electricity and forward-thinking ideas about futurism.

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MUSIC

Serbia has had a long tradition in music.  This music includes a variety of bagpipes, flutes, horns, trumpets, lutes, psalteries, drums and cymbals.  The kolo is a traditional folk dance.  The singing of epic poetry has been a part of the Serbian music for hundreds of years.

(random cities in Serbia)

FOOD

Serbian food is mainly heavy, with plenty of calories. Meat, pastry and local vegetables dominate in Serbian cuisine.

Ćevapi (or ćevapčići) are small sausage-like grilled portions of minced meat. Serbian ćevapčići are made of either beef, lamb or pork or mixed. They are very famous in most countries.

Pljeskavica is a popular patty dish, second only to ćevapćići. It is often served with kajmak milk cream, ajvar sauce of peppers and urnebes mixed spicy sauce.

Leskovačka pljeskavica (pljeskavica from Leskovac) is one of the most famous types in Serbia and is usually made of beef or pork, very spicy and served with onions.

Pečenje basically means roasted meat (whole roasted pork, lamb and goat), and it’s one of the most popular dishes in Serbia, specially during all types of celebrations such as weddings or slava.

(random cities in Serbia)

There is really A LOT more to tell about the food, sports and about Serbia in general, but this post is already going to be too long, so yeah, maybe I will make another Serbian post in the near future.

Side-note: in Belgrade, many of the locals speak English and can be very helpful. However, Serbian words can be in Cyrillic, so you may have trouble deciphering street signs.

I hope you’ve learned something more about Serbia or maybe you never heard of it, so it was very interesting for you to read this? I’m just guessing, so let me know in the comments what do you really think ;).  Also, all these pictures are sadly not mine, I took a lot of them from google and on instagram @serbiatourism.

Love, 

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26 thoughts on “Serbia and Serbians

  1. mrsyjo says:

    Achei muito legal seu post, gosto de saber mais sobre outros povos e culturas, seu país é muito bonito e seus habitantes também são pessoas lindas, cheguei a conhecer um pouco da região por ocasião da separação da antiga Iugoslávia, sou jornalista e fiz algumas matérias lá mas isso foi há muito tempo atrás, abraços fraternos.

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  2. pedrol says:

    it was truly interesting to read your article about Serbia! It´s one of the most fascinating countries I´ve been to… I´ve travelled there many times and have some local friends and I can assure people are very friendly and there´s plenty to see 🙂 thanks for sharing! cheers PedroL

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