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Srdjan says its very hard to get an invite to a Slava if you are nonSerb....

So much for Orthodox brotherhood....
 

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I can pass for a Serb, as long as I don't get asked to speak in Serbian.  The gig is up once I reply in Spanish!
 

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Ukiemeister said:
Srdjan says its very hard to get an invite to a Slava if you are nonSerb....

So much for Orthodox brotherhood....
It would be very hard to get an invite, since you are not suppose to invite people.  People just show up and they are to welcome every guest to their house.  :p  Obviously this is the "ideal", but some still practice it.
 

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Total randomness.....I like it!

Though really, Ukie funerals, Ukie weddings, Ukie birthday parties.....
 

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My family still practices the open door policy.  I do it at school as well.  I just keep my door open and anyone who would like to stop by and venerate the Icon of my patron saint can do so and get some nice Serbian hospitality. 

There is a church service attached to the event where the priest blesses a bread and koliva, for the living and the dead members of the family. 

But most of it is the party.  In its largest sense you roast a pig and lamb and you have drinks enough to feed a regular size villiage.  That's pretty standard.  It all depends on the family traditions, what area of Serbia you're from, and who your Patron Saint is (Slava). 

Mine is St. Luke the Evangalist, so on the Old Calander that's October 31st.  So its comming up.  It usually takes me around 3 weeks to plan it, and at least a week to make the bread.  Liquer costs are....pretty high.  Last year I ran out of liquer in 2 hours...and I stock it pretty well...

So this should give you a general idea of what its all about.  Googling it would be helpful too. 

As for your friend that doesn't allow other people in...you always have your xenophobes, but most Serbian people are open to anyone comming as long as you let them know.  As for me, I don't care...you could be a bum off the streets and i'll feed you.  That's what its all about...
 

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as Friul said, your actually not supposed to invite people to your slava,traditonally you just let anyone in that comes to your door. And its not hard, its just that only your close non-serb friends would even be interested. I told you, I've had my Ukranian friend come to mine twice, and my other serbian friends. ha...I guess he's sort of a "Slava crasher".
 

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serb1389 said:
This year i'm going for the Gold.  I'm gona try to have it in the JC room...that's gona be an extravaganza.  lol.  ;D ;D
It will be too much Alcohol for the public spaces, Mr. Secretary.
 

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serb1389 said:
Mine is St. Luke the Evangalist, so on the Old Calander that's October 31st.  So its comming up.  It usually takes me around 3 weeks to plan it, and at least a week to make the bread.  Liquer costs are....pretty high. 
Don't forget about the goodies you had sent over from momski...

serb1389 said:
Last year I ran out of liquer in 2 hours...and I stock it pretty well...
Uh-huh - and you didn't even save me some.  I was shocked (not that I'd hold a grudge... I'm just going to remember this as long as you Serbs would... FOREVER).
 

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DO-RE-MIBEER, by Homer J. Simpson


DOUGH... the stuff... that buys me beer...
RAY ..... the guy that sells me beer...
ME...... the guy...who drinks the beer,
FAR..... the distance to my beer.
SO...... I think I'll have a beer.
LA...... La, la la la la beer
TEA..... no thanks, I'm drinking beer...
That will bring us back to...

(Looks into an empty glass)

D'OH!
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
DO-RE-MIBEER, by Homer J. Simpson


DOUGH... the stuff... that buys me beer...
RAY ..... the guy that sells me beer...
ME...... the guy...who drinks the beer,
FAR..... the distance to my beer.
SO...... I think I'll have a beer.
LA...... La, la la la la beer
TEA..... no thanks, I'm drinking beer...
That will bring us back to...

(Looks into an empty glass)

D'OH!
I think this is the second or third time this has appeared in this thread...
 

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Where is the reference to the most popular beer guy of the working man...Billy Carter & Billy Beer ?

Or maybe that is before your(s) time...




 

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cleveland said:
I think this is the second or third time this has appeared in this thread...
Αριστοκλής said:
Drunks DO tend to repeat themselves...  :-*
With as long as this thread has become--remember, this is the thread that never ends--I wouldn't be surprised that a lot of things have made their way back more than a couple of times.  'Sides that, I'm too lazy to search back through 2500+ posts just to find a post where some song was referenced before. ;)
 

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It rolled off the table and onto the floor, and then my poor meatball rolled right out the...
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It rolled through the front yard, and under a tree, and right by the hydrant where some doggy...
 
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