The Yellow Bastion

The Jekovacka Tabija is also known as the Yellow Bastion because of its yellow stones. The name came from the Bosnian word “jeko” that means echo in sound but it can also mean hauling sound when in pain.

The Yellow Bastion

The Jekovacka Tabija is also known as the Yellow Bastion because of its yellow stones. The name came from the Bosnian word “jeko” that means echo in sound but it can also mean hauling sound when in pain.
Legend says this location was a convict execution place. According to this story, a prominent citizen opposed the imperial commands. He was sentenced and taken to the yellow bastion to be stoned to death (old habits die hard!). Apparently, he was hauling from the pain so much that the habitants from this neighborhood named the place after this terrible event. What made me conclude that in Bosnia, like everywhere else, if you yell enough you will have a place in your memory.

Another curiosity: During the month of Ramadan, a cannon is fired from this fortress each day to mark the end of the fasting for all Muslims. This fasting ritual evolves full renunciation of food and drink as well as other physical pleasures throughout the day. The firing of the cannon means the end of fasting and the beginning of “iftar” when food can be consumed again. The firing of the cannon attracts many visitors.

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