Orthodox Christmas – Serbian style

As the Catholic part of the globe is getting to their usual lifestyle, Slavic population is just about ready to start a rerun of the internationally celebrated holiday the birth of Jesus. This Holy Day that predates the vastly popular Christmas is happening on the 7th of January, just because of the shift in calendars. … Continue reading Orthodox Christmas – Serbian style

What is Slava?

Slava is a feast honoring a patron saint similar to the Thanksgiving. According to a legend, Slava was indoctrinated by the church after the custom caught on in the nation. It started as a cunning plan of rebellious slaves to spite the Ottoman rule over the Balkan region. In the ancient days when Ottomans were … Continue reading What is Slava?