The well-wishers: good wishes are brought by neighbours and friends who visit in the morning, wishing Christmas merriment and to bring luck they stoke the fire made by the badnjak to produce more sparks which symbolise good luck!
Eating and drinking: as with families world wide, Christmas in Montenegro involves a big feast where all the family comes together and homemade dishes such as roast pork and lamb are enjoyed in the company of loved ones. Lots of feasting and festive games always warrants a bit of downtime and so families tend to settle down by the fire and drink fine Montenegrin wines such as vranac and for something more warming, delicious hot šljivovica (plum brandy).
The many traditions and festivities of a Montenegrin Christmas are a token of the regions amazing culture and heritage and create a wonderfully atmospheric festive season.
The Luštica Bay team wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!