Baosici – More than 20.000 visitors from Montenegro and abroad was present yesterday on a traditional Fiesta of mimosa, fish and wine in the sunny Baosici.
For the most mass program of the holiday, beside the onset of majorettes, trombone players, dance troupes, city music and musical groups, hardworking hosts have prepared also 1.000kg of sardelle, 1.000 l of red wine, 800 l of beer which were a donation of Niksic brewery and 500 kg of mimosa which were given to the visitors free of charge.
-As if someone composed the nice weather this, and all previous year in the period of holding of the fiesta in Baosici – said the Herceg Novi mayor, Dejan Mandic.
He pointed out that the manifestation has justified its existence, but that “it needs to be added onto and enriched with new contents and ideas, so that the town would have some commercial benefit from it”.
Hardworking housewives from Baosici were next to the fire at 4 in the morning, where they fried the fish. All the places where the fish was prepared, and there were 12 of them, were decorated in the Mediterranean style – with old fishing tools, nets, traps and old dishes. There were also some folk Boka and Montenegrin garments and inevitable mimosas.
Next to the fire “Veseli plamicak” (CHEERFUL SMALL FIRE) two women from Dalmatia married in Baosici, Magda Blagojevic, and her neighbor Cica Vukadinovic have given patiently the fish which at that moment was taken out from the oil in the frying pan, and they looked as if they didn’t get up early in the morning.
Several hundreds of meters further, at the fishing pier on fire “Murva”(MULBERRY TREE), housewives Vujicic, who participated in all fiestas organized until nowadays, were frying fish. As women of experience they say that for fish most important is the fire, quality oil, skill, and of course the quality of fish.
Housewives who had most beautiful decorated spaces where the fire was burning and the fish was fried were rewarded with 250, 200, 100 and 50€. The rewards were given to the teams “Ribarska druzina” (FISHING COMPANY), “Porta” (HARBOR), “Veseli plamicak” (CHEERFUL SMALL FIRE), and “Saja and baba Radmila”
A great number of visitors of fiesta in Baosici comes every year. One of them is Rada Vujosevic from Kotor who likes to come because of “socializing and tradition”.
We caught Trivo Lazarevic from Banja luka with a glass, he says, of good wine. He has come in Baosici for several times, because “when you come once, something drags you to come back”. This time he brought friends with him. Organized, through tourist organization from Uzice a group of tourist also came.
– We are here for the first time, and everything is beautiful, and we will surely come back again – Snezana FIlipovic is convinced.
A group of 50 German and Croatian pilgrims which visited Dubrovnik came by to Herceg Novi to take part in the program of the opening of the Festivity of mimosa in Friday night, and yesterday at the fiesta in Baosici. They are going further to Medjugorje in Croatia.
Norwegian women Venke Gjaver, a friend and an honorable citizen of Herceg Novi, who for a long time has been working in the Norwegian healthcare program in Institute Igalo, sppecialy, just for this weekend, came to Herceg Novi with her sister to be present at the fiesta in Baosici.
The mayor of Norwegian town Levanger, who is a friend of Herceg Novi, Od Traning is satisfied that he was in Baosici and he points out that for him that is a beautiful and a big experience.
With general praises, the visitors had some small remarks which did not influence the generally positive impression from the fiesta in Baosici, and which were related to cleanness. The visitors themselves critiqued each other for throwing the used paper plates and fish remains on the street, as well as the colorfulness of stands with the goods which is not suitable for the Mediterranean spirit of the manifestation. However, everyone notices that the garbage was thrown in a much lesser degree that it was the case in the previous years.
Stevo Cvjetkovic, the president of the Local Community Baosici said that the hosts have given their maximum efforts to receive the great number of visitors and that he hopes that the guests will feel that and come again.
The director of the Tourist organization, Bogdan Kocetanovic is convinced that the promotion of the Festivity of mimosa in BiH and Serbia has contributed the promotion of the Herceg Novi square and he announced a new informational and propaganda – tourist material under the motto “A town which you miss”.
MAYORS AT THE MASKED BALL
The presidents of 19 Montenegrin municipalities last night were the guests if Herceg Novi mayor, Dejan Mandic on a traditional masked ball in the Mediterranean health center in Igalo.
Beside the presidents of the municipalities, the guests of the festival were the ambassador of Macedonia in Montenegro, as well as the representatives of the business chambers and tourist organizations from the region.
THE RACE OF KUTERAS
For the first time this year a race of kuteras, old ancient barges on paddles which used to be used by the army, was held. Now they are the ownership of Secondary maritime school from Kotor. On the path from the swimming yard in Djenovici to the main pier in Baosici a race was held in which three teams made of 8 paddlers with a helmsman took part in. Those are the students of the Secondary maritime school and the Maritime faculty. The best team was the team Kotor, the second was the team from Tivat, and the third the team from Novi. The best ones were given a cup and a prsut (Smokes ham), the second with a box of wine, and the third with a package of coca cola.