Steve, Laura, Ruth and Esther's great Montenegrin Adventure.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
A Decade of Re-established Independence, 1000 Years a Nation
May 21st, 2016, Montenegro celebrated ten years since it's "declaration of independence" from Serbia, and previous to that, Yugoslavia. Incidentally, 2016 also apparently marks 1000 years since the nation that is now Montenegro was initially formed.
Gearing up for this momentous occasion, flags were hung from seemingly every streetlight pole on every major road (and many minor ones) available, in Podgorica.
They even needed to weld the flag holders onto the poles first.
And there were billboards everywhere saying "A Decade of Re-established Independence, 1000 Years a Nation, Eternal Montenegro."
Since the 21st is on a Saturday this year, the holiday will extend to Monday. Happy Birthday Montenegro!