Holidays in Montenegro
January 2 – Chicken Christmas (Day of St. Ignatius of Antioch) – on this day, the guest came in the first house, declared “chicken anointed one.” The owner puts it on the pillow so he was carrying eggs. Then give him the pumpkin and the guest breaks it so that the seeds scattered as it is possible further in all directions, that is, the Chicks were born in large numbers. Also on this day, each member of the family happiness throws into the fire a log or branch.
January 5 – Tutsindan (“Fat day”). This Orthodox holiday. Montenegro is famous for its religiosity, but because in this day it is strictly forbidden to punish children because the rest of the year they will misbehave. For the holiday table, slaughtered lamb or suckling pig.
6 January – Christmas eve (Badnjak, Bannigan), January 7 – Christmas. These holidays in Montenegro are among the most important. Seventh of January after the festive Liturgy Montenegrins taste rakija (fruit moonshine), eating dried fruits and nuts, and in the evening, on the table there “pogacsa” (flat cake of batter) and “pechenitsa” (spit-roast pig).
January 13 – Old New year . Cook round cakes made of corn dough with cream (curdled cream).
Easter is traditionally the most revered holiday. Like Russians, Montenegrins greet each other with “Christ is Risen!” “He Is Risen Indeed!”. Evening festivities in honor of Easter is called “národní Sabor” or “Varosha”. The second Sunday after Easter is called young (“young”).
May 1 – holiday of Spring and Labor . The countries of former Yugoslavia began to celebrate labor day after demonstrations in Chicago, the last in 1888. Montenegro has been celebrated since 1918.
12 may – the Day of St. Basil of Ostrog . One of the most famous monasteries in the territory of Montenegro is the monastery of Ostrog. Here lie the relics of St. Basil of Ostrog, the man who became a symbol of the power of the spirit to the Montenegrin people. Many people received healing from Holy Basil, now to the monastery, carved into the rock people come from all corners of the earth.
May 21 – Day of Independence of Montenegro . On this day in 2006, the country held a nationwide referendum, where 55.5% of the population of Montenegro voted for independence of the country. On 3 June of the same year, Parliament declared the independence of Montenegro.
13 July – statehood Day of Montenegro . This is the only day of public holidays in Montenegro. 13 July 1878 Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro on 27-m account independent state in the world. And 13 July 1941 took place on the Montenegrin uprising of the people against the Italian occupation.
August 28 – the day of the announcement of Montenegro Kingdom .
Festivals and carnivals in Montenegro
In post-Soviet countries that day not a holiday. Montenegro in this respect is also not far behind. But judging by the responses of eyewitnesses, holidays in Montenegro are celebrated with a special scale and in compliance with long national traditions. Every season in Montenegro presents a new form of recreation for visitors and residents of the country.
January festivals are directly related to the festival of the first snow in the ski resort Zabljak. In February marked the Mimosa festival in Montenegro (Herceg Novi) . when the expense of flowering Mimosa yellow almost all the streets of the city at the same time turn into a giant greenhouse. In March in Podgorica festivals of children’s songs, may days in the Bar marked by the holding of international television festival. In June you can visit Budva in order to listen to Mediterranean music at the famous festival. Several holidays in Montenegro are in July: Day of mountain flowers in žabljak, Theatre festival in Budva. music festival “Sun steps” in Herceg Novi, puppet theatre festival in Kotor. In August you can enjoy high-quality movies in film festival in Herceg Novi, to listen to the verses when you visit the poetry Days in Bijelo Polje. September has always distinguished the conduct of a true fisherman’s festivals, agile actions of the Montenegrin fishermen can see in Budva. In November a festival of children’s creativity in city Bar, held in December Days of culture in Podgorica.
Generally, holidays in Montenegro attracted attention not so much the widest scope, but also originality and uniqueness of the traditions . Theater-goers, film critics, music lovers and musicians, fans of horse racing and cooks in Montenegro, despite the small size of the territory, is where to turn creative soul.