Three-finger salute (Serbian)

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Serbian salute

The three-finger salute commonly known as the Serb salute, is a salute which originally expressed Serbian Orthodoxy, that today simply is an expression, a gesture, for ethnic Serbs and Serbia, made by extending the thumb, index, and middle fingers of one or both hands.

Orthodox symbolism

In Serbian and Orthodox tradition, the number three is exceptionally important. Three fingers are used when signing the cross in Orthodoxy, symbolizing the Trinity. The Serbs, when swearing Oath, historically used the three fingers (collected, as when crossing) along with the greetings "My Holy Trinity" (Svetog mi Trojstva) or "for the Honorable Cross and Golden Freedom" (za krst "asni i slobodu zlatnu) during formal and religious events. The salute was often made with both hands, raised above the head

More information is available at [ Wikipedia:Three-finger_salute_(Serbian) ]
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