Skip to comments.“Why do Serbs celebrate defeat?” KOSOVO AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Posted on 07/02/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT by Ravnagora
The Battle of Kosovo 1389
Why do Serbs celebrate defeat? comes the question, every June 28.
The short and simple answer is, they dont. But a longer and more complicated answer is needed to explain it properly.
June 28 (or 15th, in the Julian calendar), Vidovdan, is the date on which the Orthodox Christian host of Prince Lazar confronted and battled the Ottoman Turks at the Field of Kosovo in 1389. At the end of the day, both Lazar and the Turkish sultan Murat I were dead, and the Turks had left the field. Initial reports, in fact, spoke of a great Christian victory.
...So Vidovdan is not a celebration of defeat, any more than Good Friday is the celebration of the crucifixion of Jesus. The poetry and folk memory of Kosovo are about the given sacrifice of Lazar and his knights, so that Serbdom would endure and be resurrected, just like in the story of Christ. This is what the Serbs mean by the phrase Heavenly people...
(Excerpt) Read more at heroesofserbia.com ...
Why do Americans celebrate defeat? (Bunker Hill, Alamo, Pearl Harbor, etc.)
Very cool...now if only the Serbs can make all those wannabe Albanians go back to Albania.
Thx 4 the ping!
They should want to go back - Albania is a wonderful place to live : -)
What kind of fishing do they have there?
Never before realized that this date coincides with the assasinations which led to WWI. Hardly coincidental.
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