10 Things That Mean You Are Croatian

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Did you ever wonder what makes a person Croatian? We mean, what are those little things that all Croats go through in life, that on end marks them as Croatian. You know, we all have our little national quirks and funny little things that we joke “oh that’s only happening here man”. So what you are about to see is just some of those things that Croats know for themselves, or some know but aren’t aware of it yet. But for you that want to become Croatian (by marriage maybe) or you have some Croatian friends or relatives, read this to know their troubles!

As all nationalities you will see our beloved Croats also have fun in their life when they find themselves out in the multicultural world and start to realize their own differences.

1# Your Baba and Dida have a shot of Rakija for breakfast*

2# Tata insists that you pick the “siba” (beating branch) yourself and then he would beat the hell out of you*

3# Your parents insist that you’ll end up a nobody if you don’t graduate from “fakultet” (college)*

4# Your mother washes the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher*

5# Vegetarianism is not a concept your parents understand*

6# You live with your parents until you are married*

7# Mama thinks that whenever you get sick it’s because you didn’t eat enough*

8# Baba and Dida wear at least 3 layers of clothing in all seasons*

9# When upset, it isn’t unusual for Tata (Dad) to send you “u pizdu materinu” (better not translate this)*

10# You are only allowed to vacation in the homeland, which isn’t that bad 🙂

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