How to recognize our surnames?
Most of Serbian last names end on „ić“. This suffix can be compared with Irish prefix „O’“, Nordic suffix „son“ or Turkish „oglu“ and can be translated as „the offspring“, and is a genuine Serbian patronymic. Hence, Serbian last names remain always the same both for sons and daughters. For example: Petrović, Nikolić, Živanović, etc.
A real Serbian product
Serbia is the largest exporter of raspberry in the world – almost 95% of raspberries sold in the world originate from Serbia. Not only that, but Serbia is also one of largest exporter of plums and prunes. It is estimated that by 2020 Serbia will also be the leader in apple and pear export in Europe.
Constantine, a child of Nis
18 Roman emperors were born on the land which is today Serbia. This is about 20% of all the Roman emperors. The most famous of them was definetely Constantine the Great, Roman emperor who declared Christianity as official religion. Not only that, but Serbia is a home of one of 4 Roman capitals – ancient city of Sirmium, today’s Sremska Mitrovica.
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The only Serbian word that is accepted and used across the world is “vampire”.
Један од најстаријих градова Европе
Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with excavations confirming that the settlements continuously existed here for at least 7000 years. Not far from Belgrade center, at the outskirts of the city, one can find remains of two of the most prominent cultures in Bronze Age – Vinča and Starčevo cultures. These cities were pioneers in trade throughout Europe and Middle East, and their potential was in trade with vulcanic glass – obsidian.
It is not only our proverb – according to the international polls, Serbs are statistically the most hospitable nation in the world. This custom is highly implemented in our legacy, and can be traced to the ancient Slavic belief that the host wouldn’t gain any favour of gods if he didn’t show hospitality to a guest.