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Social Life in Serbia


The Serbs are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively.

As a visitor to Serbia, just try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Serbia Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.


The traditional dress in Serbia is similar to many other traditional outfits in Europe, the men wore pants and shirts as most women wore dresses. The specific designs and styles of these outfits were very particular to individual towns or regions so they vary substantially, but some commonalities existed throughout the culture. Most outfits included embroidery in red, with many women wearing loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts, a long apron, embroidered socks, and a belt. Men generally wore similar shirts with knickers. Both men and women often wore a jelek, which is similar to a vest.

Today it is rare to see anyone in Serbia wearing this traditional dress, although some older people (especially in villages) still wear them and they can often be seen at tourist sites. More common is modern western-styled clothing, which nearly everyone wears on a daily basis. As a visitor to Serbia, you are welcome to wear the same western-styled clothing, but try to dress for the occasion as the Serbs tend to be a bit on the conservative side (relative to much of Europe) and long pants should be worn if entering a church or other formal setting. Lastly, sunbathing naked or women sunbathing topless is only permitted in certain places so always be sure to know where this is allowed before doing so.

This page was last updated: November, 2013