Preservation of tradition is reflected by cultivating old crafts, national cuisine, folklore, the written word, songs, games, and music. Products made following the traditional techniques could be bought in souvenir shops and at many ethno bazaars organized throughout the year at various locations.
At Serbian cuisine restaurants, you will often be served from earthen vessels which preserve the natural taste and food flavor. Juices made from roses, elder and peppermint, are on the menu. Visitors are welcomed by serving the fruit preserves of forest strawberries, quince or yellow cherry. The meals are prepared according to the tested traditional recipes.
Some of the authentic folk customs are “Ratarske sveće” and “Lilanje“.
The custom called “Ratarske sveće” is related to the Tronoša monastery. Throughout the year local people of six surrounding villages collect the natural bee wax. Then they melt it in order to make two large field worker’s candles, with 50 kg weight and 1,5 m height, which are given to the monastery on Maundy Thursday. Old candles leftovers are melted and mixed with new wax so the spirit of bygone times gets carried over by candles. Field worker’s candles are lit on every bigger Orthodox Christian holiday.
On the eve of the St Apostles Peter and Paul church holiday the custom “Lilanje” is performed. Locals, children and youngsters included, put barks, made of young crust belonging to wild cherry or birch, on fire. Usually it happens at gathering places like squares and crossroads.
The original folk song, game and music are nurtured in culture and arts societies, choirs and music groups of which CAS “Karadžić” has the longest tradition. There is a very famous orchestra Vožd as well cultivating the music from the time when Loznica was still a small town.