Novi Karlovci

Novi Karlovci

Novi Karlovci is located in the southern part of the municipality of Inđija, next to the E-75 highway. The village is connected with Novi Slankamen (7 km), Inđija (8 km), Stara Pazova (12 km), but also with Novi Sad (39 km) and Belgrade (42 km).

It is interesting to point out that the village still has well-preserved and functional old houses, in addition to modern ones. Interesting gables decorated with various ornaments with the year of construction and the name of the owner can often be seen in Novi Karlovci.

Near Novi Karlovac is the church of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Marko, popularly known as Vodice. It was built in 1883, and in 2011 it received the status of a monastery.

In the past, Novi Karlovci was called Sase. There are several different interpretations of the origin of the name. One is related to the old miners – Sase. According to the second one, the village was named after the valley near the village where the blue poppy (sasa) still blooms in the spring.

After the banishment of the Turks from these areas, many places were destroyed, including Sase. On that occasion, the inhabitants of Sase were displaced and until the middle of the 18th century Sase was mentioned as a wasteland. Due to the great damage suffered in the war with the Turks, in 1720, the inhabitants of Sremski Karlovci submitted a request to be given the wastelands of Sase, Pazova and Jarkovci. In the same year, three merchants from Sremski Karlovci leased the wasteland of Sase. The first settlements were carried out mainly by the people of Sremski Karlovci, and it is believed that the settlement was named Novi Karlovci precisely because of that.

The village is one of the richest in the area and has had a school since 1776.

The inhabitants of the local villages jokingly refer to Sase folk as “Minđars”. They say that during the time of Maria Theresa, it was allowed that the only sons could avoid going to the army, and suddenly all the Sase men appeared adorned with earrings (minđuše), which was a symbol for the only sons in Vojvodina.