Traditions

Easter | Serbian Orthodox Traditions

Good morning world! I have been home for the passed 2 weeks, and there is honestly no better feeling than spending time with family – especially with mine, since we live in literally 3 different continents. While the Catholic world celebrated Easter last week, we Orthodox celebrated it yesterday, so I thought it would be […]

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what is a slava?

 If you have a Serbian friend or have visited Serbia, you probably have heard the word “Slava” mentioned at least once. Having just returned from the Slava of my relatives, I realised its time to share a little bit more about this special tradition. By definition, Slava is a Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition of commemorating a family’s patron […]

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serbian heritage: culture and cuisine of the past

Everyone who knows me, knows that I have a fine appreciation for cuisine. I love savouring each and every taste and discovering how the flavours complement each other. I love understanding the preparation method of the dishes, why certain ingredients go better together than others… and more than anything, I love admiring a beautifully plated dish. […]

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hearts and traditions

Hello readers! This weekend my parents and I had the privilege to visit their friends in a mountain escape just outside of Belgrade called Rajac; which hosted the 35th Rajac Scythe Festival (in Serbian: Kosidba na Rajcu). The main part of the festival is the scything competition where participants (dressed in traditional Serbian dress) compete with each […]

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