Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mother's Day Around the World - Serbia

Serbia is another country that uses three full days to give Mom her due. Serbia is a lot different than any of the other countries that we are going to visit because their Mother’s Day is steeped in a combination of Catholic tradition and Mother Serbia.

Mother Serbia is the national personification of Serbia and presides over all of the Serbs. She is revered in patriotic songs and literature. She gave up her sons in war, her flag, her blood, but still carried on. Mother Serbia and her son pictured below.

When the tradition of the Serbs melded with the Church, the pragmatic Serbs decided that one holiday was enough, and added Mother’s Day to the Christian Christmas calendar. They enthusiastically adopted the tradition of gift giving while adding Mom to the festivities.

In addition to Mom, Serbs gladly honor children and men in their traditional feasts. Each gets a Sunday to be honored since the Serbs put family over anything else, including Christmas.

Here is where we go wildly off track! Although, in some homes, this might be an interesting custom to integrate into the celebration.

It takes a lot of rope to celebrate Mother’s Day in Serbia.

As each family member is honored, they are bound with rope. I don’t know … I’m just sayin’.

When the Children are bound, they must make a promise to behave. When the Father’s are bound, they must give Christmas gifts to their family members.

When they tie Mom up, they do not untie her until she gives all those yammering kids who promised to behave treats and gifts. It might have given rise to the saying, mom is at the end of her rope. Ponder.

The children get the first Sunday, the moms get the second Sunday, and dads go last.

THEN they can feast!

I tried to get  pictures of  a traditional Mother’s Day celebration in  Serbia, but never enter the words mother tied up into a search engine.

The pink peony is the flower of Serbia.

Here are some thing you don’t have to search for: handmade gift ideas for moms who don’t much care for rope!

Cup Cozy and Coaster Set

RSS Designs in Fiber

Dangle Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry

World's Best Mother Spun Polyester Square Pillow

Blue Morning Expressions 

Hibiscus Original Watercolor


Crochet Infant Girl Sweater

Magdalene Knits 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Pink Rose Gold Filled Earrings

Treasures of Jewels 

Boho Wrap Bracelet Necklace

Pretty Gonzo 

Pink Or Red Rose Wall Art Portrait Handmade From Oak Plywood

Kevs Krafts 

Peacock Pink Cabbage Roses on Black

Colleen Cornelius 

Coral Necklace Set

Crafting Memories 

Kumihimo Dragon Scale Salmon Pink Plus-Size Handmade Bracelet

Kats All That 

Light Pink Pearl Fuchsia Crystal Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Filigree Flower Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

If you do not see what you want in this list, maybe one of these talented artists would be happy to help you get the right gift. The photos take you to their store where you can contact them.

You can also shop from the following collections:Week 1
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