Montenegro is a small Balkan country bordered by the Adriatic Sea. It has a number of rugged mountains, medieval villages, and nice beaches along the Adriatic coastline. Durmitor is a major national park. It encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes, and wildlife such as bears and wolves. Now, here are ten interesting facts about Montenegro that not many people know.
Population: 621, 383 (2013)
President: Filip Vujanovic
Prime Minister: Milo Đukanovic
System of Government: Parliamentary Republic
Official Language: Montenegrin
Interesting Facts About Montenegro
1. TOPMOST SOCIAL OCCASION
Funerals are viewed as top social functions. You could miss a wedding and no one notices. But miss a funeral, and you viewed as an enemy.
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2. FUNNY TREE PLANTING
Newlyweds plant an olive tree on their wedding day to symbolize their wedding.
3. VENDETTA IS LEGAL
There is a law of vendetta called Krvna. In it, one citizen must kill whoever killed his relative or the relative of the murderer.
4. DANCE WITHOUT MUSIC
There is a traditional dance where no musical instruments are used. It is called the Oro.
5. POLITE APPELLATION
It is traditional to call parents in-law father or mother. This is also true of India.
6. CHAOTIC PARKING
Cars are parked in the most unorganized and chaotic manner.
7. ICONIC, SUBTLY IDOLATORY
Nearly every home has an alter featuring three icons. They are the images of the patron saint, of Mary, and of Jesus.
8. WEDDING BEQUESTS
Wedding attires are handed down. It is possible to see wedding attires of over hundred years old.
9. ITEM OF UNIFORM
All police uniforms seemingly compulsorily entails ties. And police would usually stand in groups and chat, doing nothing about the chaotic traffic or parking.
10. A NATIONAL INSTRUMENT
A national musical instrument is called the Gusle. It is played only by men, who sing songs of national value while playing it.