Some Characteristics of Ethnic Identity Case Study: Migrants from Serbia and Montenegro to Denmark

The following text is a contribution to the study of migration, in order to be closer to the main problems of contemporary migration flows from Serbia and Montenegro to Denmark, through the presentation of various data and results obtained in the current studies of the phenomenon of migration. Attention is paid to economic migration, with an emphasis on the characteristics of ethnic identity perceived from the point of view: family ritual practices associated with religious holidays, life cycle of an individual (birth, marriage, death), use of traditional foods, drinks, music and games in festive occasions, possession and use of objects from their homeland (inherited and acquired) with regard to the identity of the elements of traditional attitudes and practices of the respondents. Since the notion of ethnic identity complex, it is necessary to considered in the more theoretical approach or framework. Therefore, there are two interpretations: one given by the respondents, and other researchers. Serbian and Montenegrin communities of migrants, although not many (about 8,000), is interesting for researchers, because in the middle of Denmark that is economically dependent, maintained their ethnic or social identity.