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Jovandan – A weekend in January.

Jovandan

Jovandan – A weekend in January. Note: The following are my experiences and may not reflect how other Balkan families celebrate. I quite cheekily call my first month of the year, “Saint January”. I live in a predominantly Bosnian Serb area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as such, the dominant faith is Orthodox Christian. Celebrating […]

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Snow Grind

Snow Grind

Snow Grind. A heavy overnight downfall of snow, compounded by 14 hours of no electricity. Clearing the snow as soon as possible and whenever possible, keeps our mobility options open. Such is “Living the Dream”. We are definitely into that time of year in Bosnia and Herzegovina when snow is becoming the dominant weather feature. […]

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This Time Last Year and Badnji Dan

Today is the 6th January and in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina its Christmas Eve 0r “Badnji Dan”. I woke up this morning to a healthy burst (or three) of celebratory gunfire. A bit of a shock, even though I should of expected it after all these years. Badnji Dan. The badnjak is an […]

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