01. May - Madj – In this celebration, a young elm tree is selected as a symbol of spring and hope for the future. Custom requires that the most recently married man in the town must cut the elm tree and bring it to the main square in front of the St. Nicholas church. The young people of Perast then decorate the tree with bottles of milk and wine, cookies and colorful ribbons. The groom lifts the tree, accompanied by the music of tamburitza, and leads a procession all around the town. Afterwards all go to a coffee bar for coffee with milk and cookies.

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This is a custom called “Fasinada” which is unique to the town of Perast as well as to the whole Mediterranean coast...

Shooting of a cock

15 May – This feast day commemorates a famous victory over the Turks on May 15, 1654.