A Very Serbian New Year

header_buchin_salasStrangers are very definitely welcome.

Our blog silence this week is because we spent New Year at a small country inn in Serbia’s Vojvodina Province. Although Serbia is an Orthodox country which plans its religious holidays on the Julian calendar (Serbian Orthodox New Year is celebrated on 13 January), many people celebrate New Year on 1 January.

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We spent New Year’s Eve at the Bucin Salas Inn in Temerin. The evening was celebrated in the company of people we didn’t know and in a culture and customs that were unfamiliar. Yet, despite this we were immediately welcomed and felt completely at home. Accompanied by traditional Serbian folk music and endless food, a multi-generational crowd danced and entered the New Year with their own inimitable style and warmth.

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