Customs and Traditions of Montenegro

Customs and Traditions of Montenegro


According to Countryaah, Orthodoxy is the predominant religion in Montenegro, it is preached by 70% of the country’s population. Also here you can meet representatives of Islam (21%), 4% of Catholics and 5% are adherents of other religious movements. Montenegro is a religious country. Atheists account for 1% of the total population.

Although religious institutions do not depend on the state, it is obliged to support them financially.

Tourist behavior rules

Montenegrins are friendly and hospitable. They have a good sense of humor and the locals are very wary of private property. Never rush them, the pace of life of the population of Montenegro is more characteristic of the countryside: calm and measured.

It is quite safe on the streets of the city, cameras are installed in many places. But at night, you should still be wary of dark alleys.

The carrying of weapons is allowed by the law of Montenegro, but no one will use it against tourists.

A woman cannot enter temples and monasteries in trousers or with her head uncovered. It is possible to be in the temple in summer clothes, but at the same time, the costume should not expose large areas of the body. There are no donation urns here, they are placed in open places.

Places of mass residence of Albanians should be feared – there is a risk of extremism.

Photographing and filming certain energy, transport, seaports or military installations is prohibited. Usually in such places there is a sign with the image of a crossed-out camera.

When walking around the country, have two copies of your passport with you. You need to store them separately. It is desirable to leave the same document in Russia.

In Montenegro, they greet each other with a handshake, hugs and kisses are acceptable with loved ones.

It is not customary to come to visit empty-handed. Take a small gift with you.

The country loves those who know how to carry on a conversation, the topic for discussion may be insignificant.

There are many smokers in Montenegro, they smoke both in public transport and on the streets. At the same time, drunks are extremely rare here.

Resting in Montenegro, stick to the European style of clothing. Many cafes and restaurants will not let you in if you are inappropriately dressed. Check agooddir for recent history of Montenegro.


Official holidays and non-working days:

January 1-2 – New Year

January 6-8 – Christmas is celebrated

April 27 – Statehood Day is celebrated

Easter (“Vascres” in Serbian) – celebrated on Sunday, the date is determined by the church calendar

May 1-2 – Labor Day

May 9 – Victory Day

July 13 is Independence Day. On this day in 1878, at the Berlin Congress, Montenegro was recognized as an independent country. July 13 is also the day of the Uprising. It happened in 1941, and was directed against the occupying Italian authorities.

Montenegro hosts several festivals every year. The most famous are the Mimosa Festival and the Camellia Days. The celebration usually lasts for several days and is accompanied by performances, music and a sea of flowers. Budva, Herceg Novi and Kotor become real cultural centers in the summer.

Customs and Traditions of Montenegro

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