Perast Local Customs

  • Montenegrin currency: Euro
    Montenegrin currency: Euro
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  • Niksicko Pivo
    Niksicko Pivo
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  • Harvesting mussels in the Bay of Kotor
    Harvesting mussels in the Bay of Kotor
    by karenincalifornia

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    Niksicko Pivo

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 24, 2010

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    Niksicko Pivo

    Montenegro's most popular local beer is Niksicko Pivo, which is brewed by the Trebjesa brewery in Niksic. After Podgorica, Niksic is Montenegro's second largest town.

    The brewery produces four lagers: Niksicko pivo, Nik Gold, Nik Cool, and Niksicko tamno.

    During our 2 weeks in Montenegro I enjoyed quite a few Niksicko pivo and Nik Gold.

    Nowadays the Trebjesa brewery is owned by the world largest brewer Anheuser Busch InBev.

    Website: http://www.niksickopivo.com/

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    Montenegrin currency: Euro

    by HORSCHECK Written Dec 24, 2010

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    Montenegrin currency: Euro

    I found it quite an interesting fact to know that Montenegro is neither a member of the European Union nor a member of the so called Eurozone, but that the country has adopted the Euro as official currency.

    Prior to the introduction of the Euro, the German Mark (Deutsche Mark) was the currency used in Montenegro.

    Of course Montenegro does not have issuing right for the Euro, therefore they don't have their own coins with a distinctive national design.

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    Seafood on the Bay of Kotor

    by karenincalifornia Written Dec 13, 2004

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    Harvesting mussels in the Bay of Kotor

    It goes without saying that seafood is plentiful on the Bay of Kotor. We came across this family busily harvesting mussels from the Bay. The entire family was involved, from the grandmother to the small children, bringing the mussels to the shore, washing them and bagging them.

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    Romeo and Giulietta from Perast

    by Aurorae Written Aug 31, 2004

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    There is a sad legend about the love story between two young people from Perast, he was Frane, and she was Katica. They loved each other, but their families were in fight and didn't support their love, so they killed themselves. Sounds familiar? Well, those are Romeo & Giulietta from Perast. Their graves can be seen at the island of Sv. Djordje.

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    Fašinada

    by Aurorae Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Fašinada is a ritual procession of boats loaded with stones around the island of Gospa od Škrpjela (Lady of the Rock). Since the island was made by throwing many stones on the place where the icon was found on a little reef. They also scuttled the old stolen and prized ships in the war, loaded with stones, around the island.
    According to the old time custom, every year on 22nd of July there is a fašinada, a ritual procession of boats in which the local people throw stones to expand the island.

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    Anciant habbit

    by vesna04 Written Oct 11, 2003

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    Perast islets

    This habbit is refering to the Perast islets. Ever since 1452, every year on the 22 of July fishermen dressed in their best have taken a stone each to the island on their small boats. They have thrown the stones into the water there, thus symbolically still building the island.

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