Šifra: S-120-27

Brand: Stari Srpski Zanati

Dimensions: 8x5cm

Weight: 35g

Material: Terracotta

4,49 USD


The three-finger greeting is considered the Serbian national one-handed greeting with an open thumb, forefinger and middle finger.

The greeting is similar to the two-finger greeting (Ve-greeting) used by other nations, which signifies victory (see Battle of Azencourt). A similar greeting was used by Winston Churchill.

The greeting was popularized by Vuk Draskovic, the leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement during the March 9, 1991 demonstrations in Belgrade. At that rally, it represented three demands that the SPO demanded to be fulfilled. Vuk stated that the inspiration for that greeting was given by the picture of the uprising in Takovo in 1815, on which Prince Miloš holds three fingers raised.

Also, that greeting was popularized in the territory of Serbian Krajina by academician Dr. Jovan Raskovic, but according to his daughter Sanda, he did not give an explanation why he greets like that.

Later, that greeting received other interpretations and grew into a general Serbian greeting. The greeting is an analogy with the way of baptism of the Orthodox, with three fingers of the right hand, which symbolize the Holy Father, the Holy Son and the Holy Spirit.

The greeting can also symbolize "one finger for Saint Sava, another finger for Njegos, and a third finger for Karadjordje".

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