1852: Montenegro is declared a principality
1878 : Montenegro obtains official recognition at the Congress of Berlin
1905 : Adoption of the first Constitution of Montenegro
1910 : Montenegro is declared a monarchy
1918 : Montenegro becomes part of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia)
2006 : Following the referendum of 21st May, Montenegro renews its status as a state and on 28th June its independence is recognised by the UN.
1st January: New Year's Day
6th January: Orthodox Christmas.
9th January: Orthodox New Year
15th February: National Holiday of Serbia
21st April: Good Friday
24th April: Orthodox Easter Monday
27th April: National Holiday
2nd May: Labour Day.
3rd May: Independence Day.
May: Lilac Day: Medieval festival in honour of Helen of Anjou
Podgorica International Alternative Theatre Festival
June: Shepherd's Day: races and games testing strength
July: Prisolnica Day: contest for flautists
Kalenic Festival: Serbian costumes and handicrafts
August: Drabacevo Festival: the largest gathering of Tziganes
September: Srbobran Festival: Vojvodina folk singing and dancing
29th November: Statehood Day.