Badnjak - Serbian Christmas Tree. Tanjica Perovic Photography.

Badnjak is a yule oak branch brought into the house on day before Christmas and burnt on Christmas Eve, which is today (Jan 6th)! Which means tomorrow is Christmas in Serbia - as well as in Russia, parts of Greece, Orthodox Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Montenegro, Patriarchate of Jerusalem (Julian calendar).

 

More about Serbian Orthodox Christmas traditions here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_Christmas_traditions

 

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Taken on January 6, 2011