A gift for slava - ten gifts that will delight the hosts
Once a pagan custom of respecting the guardians of the hearth, slava has remained a part of tradition among Serbs and has been accepted as an integral part of Orthodoxy. The importance of glory in our nation is reflected in the fact that we are the only nation in the world that "celebrates slava", more precisely the saint who guards the home and the household.
The feast cake, candles, wheat and wine, they say, are the most important on the table. And the rest, as long as it is.
However, there are no locals who will not treat their guests and family to the best wine or brandy or the best piece of meat. There are also various pies, seasonal salads and winter dishes. Every housewife deals with decorations and decoration of the feast table with special dedication.
When the celebration period comes, there are two possibilities: to celebrate the slava or to be guests at the slava.
When we are invited to slava, there are often concerns about the choice of gifts, because as our people say, "we do not go empty-handed." There is a fear that the gift from last year will not be "repeated" because no one wants to give something that the hosts will not like.
Today, coming to slava is certainly very different from the classic visit to family or friends. Among the guests are relatives, godparents, friends, neighbors, so the atmosphere is much more festive. Then the hosts give gifts, and the gifts that the host will receive depends on who brings it.
This time, Srebianshop made an effort to help you with your choice, so in front of you is a gift proposal for fame, whether you are a godfather, a relative or a friend.
COMPLETE HAND-PAINTED CHOKANJ AND BRANDY GLASSES
There is no slava without brandy and other drinks, so a bottle of brandy is a sure celebration gift. Recognizable shape and suitably hand-painted for the occasion, this set will surely bring a smile to the host's face.
SET OF 5 ČOKANJČIĆ FOR BRANDY
As čokanjčići are popular again, this can be a real gift for both the housewife and the host. It can be a very beautiful decoration for the hostess and at the same time it can be a very decorative element on the festive table, which can complement the warmth of the festive table. If your hosts are fans of ethno decoration, this stand with five chocolates is the right choice. Such a gift will remain as a lasting souvenir for the host.
CLOTH FOR SLAVA CAKE, EMBROIDERY - SRECNA SLAVA
Although they are an integral part of every housewife's everyday life, some cloths can have a special value and meaning. The cloth for the celebration cake with the hand embroidery "Happy Slava" will enrich the home and the table of the host. The cloth itself, in which the feast cake is covered before cutting, is a special part of Serbian folklore.
Although today it is mostly symbolic, such a cloth as a sign of attention that you can find in our offer will be a picture of great respect for the home of the hosts and their slava cake.
BOOK: SERBIAN ORTHODOXY
One of the unusual celebratory gifts, and yet more common, is a book. This time as well, Serbianshop made an effort to single out the title that is most appropriate for the upcoming celebration days.
The book Serbian Orthodoxy is a reliable guide through the Orthodox Church, the history of the Serbian Church and the characteristics of the Orthodox faith.
A richly illustrated monograph on the Orthodox faith among Serbs will bring the reader closer to the customs and dogmas of the Orthodox faith. This book discusses in detail the concept of glory, saints, meals, fasting, as well as many other aspects of the Orthodox faith.
This gift book will remain a memory, but also a kind of manual for the hosts themselves and for future generations. With adequate dedication, this gift will have a special place in the home library of your hosts.
ETHNO BAG - GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS, WOVEN
"Buklija bag" is a part of Serbian tradition and customs. It is used on various festive occasions such as a celebration or other festival.
Ethno bag is an indispensable prop in many Serbian customs, and it can be an original gift for you dear friends who want to remind you of Serbian origin and folklore.
If your hosts are instructed in the value of making a bag like this, this is the right choice for a celebration gift, and if they are not, "buklija" is the right way to interest them in Serbian crafts and Serbian tradition.
There is a saying among the Serbian people "God is in heaven, and a godfather on earth" and it tells us enough about the role and importance of a godfather in such a family. That is why the gifts that the godfather brings are of greater and deeper spiritual significance.
If you are the godfather of the host, keep in mind that the gift of the godfather is of greater and deeper spiritual significance. Therefore, one of the suggestions for a gift that you can give is a celebration icon of the celebration celebrated by the host. This kind of gift is something that stays in the family forever, and the symbolism in the Serbian tradition is twofold, because there is no glory without an icon and no family without a godfather.
In addition to the slava, you can also bring the icon of the Mother of God, the Lord Jesus Christ or the Guardian Angel to the celebration. All of them are welcome in every Serbian house. You can see the offer of slava icons on the link
CRESSET - TABLE / HANGING
A cresset is also a beautiful and appropriate slava gift. In our online delivery room, you can find handmade incense in several sizes, trimmed with silver or gold-plated parts.
This kind of gift is both valuable and of deep meaning, so it is ideal for a godfather to give it with or instead of an icon.
METAL INCENSE BURNER WITH LID
In addition to the cresset, a censer can be a very suitable celebration gift. An integral part of the processing during the cutting of the cake is the "smoking" of the house. Some are consecrated and incensed by a priest, and some do it alone. Either way, the incense burner can be a very intimate and symbolic gift, and it will certainly be a dear memory and a very beautiful decoration with an icon.
Another wonderful gift is a festive candlestick. In our assortment, you can find a large number of interesting slava candlesticks, which will beautify every festive table.
We offer candlesticks of various sizes, sizes and shapes. A beautiful memory that will surely have a special place in the home of your hosts.
One of the almost perfect celebratory gifts for every house that you won't go wrong with, especially if you come to the celebration as a godfather or the closest relatives of the hosts who have just formed a household, is the "church package".
What every Serbian house needs and what does not have a shelf life, is a suitably designed package from the offer of Serbianshop, which contains: a table cresset, a candlestick, an incense burner, an incense box, a tablecloth.
Another interesting fact:
In the past, gifts were not worn for slava. The doors of the house he was celebrating were open to everyone, so everyone could come and help themselves. More formal clothes were worn and behavior was taken into account. The visits were short, but the guests took turns throughout the day, from morning to night.
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