A festival in the countries of former Yugoslavia, honouring a family saint.
1942: I was also enchanted at the opportunity of seeing a Slava (the word means "Holy"), which is the distinctive social custom of the Serbs. " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 753)
Etymology: From slava / ÑSerbian, Ñ, literally "fame, honour".
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