Passport to Peace: Serbia

Submitted by Golga Sajinovic

To drink one cup of coffee together guarantees forty years of friendship.

~ Turkish saying

Fildžan viška or an extra Turkish-coffee cup is the name of a Bosnian Internet network for the promotion of friendship and tolerance in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. For centuries, coffee has been an important ingredient of social life and culture in the Balkans. The expression fildžan viška is a metaphor for the harmonious coexistence of the people of Bosnia regardless of their nationality or religion. This proverbial cup is always ready and waiting for an unexpected guest.

Turkish Coffee

The peacebuilders from Fildžan viška believe that the ritual of coffee drinking will survive as a symbol of a tolerant society.


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