You Know Your House is Serbian If….

Hi all! this is a repost of a blog I did last year. I think I am going to expand on it. But thought I may get some input if I posted again.

Opa Serbian Style

First of all, I know what you are thinking… Opa is something Greeks say. Well, you are right, but they also say it here. It’s a normal expression. I’ve taken it up myself. Serbs also do that circle dancing with both arms up in the air like you see in My Big fat Greek Wedding. Greece and Serbia, Pretty  similar in my opinion. Well, minus the beautiful blue-green  water.

Second. You might be thinking,,, Serbian Style?? What the French toast? Or you are Serbian, and you’re wondering where this is going. I got you.

This is my top 20 list of knowing you are living Serbian Style.

Here we gooo!

20. There is a red egg somewhere in your house. (Left over from Easter, ON purpose.)


19. Vegeta is on your spice rack.

18. You know about village life.Image

17. You or someone you know still drives a Yugo or a car made by Zastava. (That is the company that became Yugo.)Image

16. Cervena, Plava, Bela, is the correct order of the colors.

15. You know what a Kinder Egg is.

14. You have a chair or couch  or both, that can convert into a bed.

13. You go to the store once a day to get bread. Really good fresh bread. Not sliced! and you put it in a bread box.


12. The lightswitch for the bathroom (as well as the water heater) is just outside the door.

11. You have atleast 3 bottles of Rakija in your home.


10. You have Slava celebrating remnants somewhere in your home.


 They are left over from this:


9. You have a huge space waster in your living room doubling as a china cabinet, closet, entertainment center, bookshelf, bar, etc…


8.Your salt and pepper shaker is actually a salt and salt dispenser, because pepper is expensive. Also pictured are the typical European electric outlet and silverware drainer.


 7. Dryer, What dryer.


 6. Your washers directions are not in English.



5. Your smallest drinking glasses are like little shot glasses, but they are for Rakija!


4. Pictures around your home are actually needlepoint art your mom made and framed and/or a picture of the Serbian Royal family.


 3. There is a Serbian flag somewhere in your home and possibly a picture of the Serbian Royal family. See pic with Rakija above.

 2. Your shoes are close to the front door. and you are wearing slippers (papuce).


 1. There is a picture of Sv.Nikola or some other Saint in your home, somewhere.

ImageFeel free to let me know if I have missed anything vital by leaving a comment!

Dobar Dan!


12 thoughts on “You Know Your House is Serbian If….

    • Oh, I would love to see the Croatian equivalent. The red egg is just an Easter egg. The hubby thinks it is for good luck. ? But it is a tradition. They just do it. 🙂

  1. LOL I love the list!!! My husband was happy as a school girl last month when he found vegeta on sale at Wegmans. We now have some here, however I’m not completely sold on its concept yet as a spice.

    • Yep, it is pretty much like adding chicken bouillon to anything. I am not as impressed either. But then you and I have had lots more options our entire lives.

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