Christmas Morning at Kamenna Gora

Badnje jutro u Kamenoj


On Christmas morning the inhabitants of Kamena Gora, a small mountain village in

southwestern part of Serbia, assemble at the crack of dawn. They head to bring Badnjak

(Badnjak is a log brought into the house and placed on the fire on the evening of Christmas Eve, a 

central tradition in Serbian Christmas celebration, very much like a Yule log in other European

traditions). They celebrate God. They pray for peace, health, love, prosperity… Villagers are

getting back to their roots on that holy day. They are guardians of their tradition, which is in 

modern age more and more forgotten.