RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Fikrie Sabrieva, 17, will marry together with her eyes shut along with her face painted white, dotted with bright sequins. She lives ‘at the finish associated with world’, tending a hardy muslim tradition in mostly Christian Bulgaria.
Kiddies view the marriage ceremony of Moussa Babechki and Fikrie Sabrieva into the town of Ribnovo, when you look at the Rhodope Mountains, some 210km (130miles) south of Sofia 13, 2008 january. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
The remote town of Ribnovo, set on a mountainside that is snowy southwest Bulgaria, has held its old-fashioned cold weather wedding service alive despite decades of Communist persecution, accompanied by poverty that forced a lot of men to find work abroad.
“Other nearby villages tried the old-fashioned wedding after the ban ended up being lifted, then again the custom somehow died away — ladies wanted become contemporary, ” said Ali Mustafa Bushnak, 61, whoever child arrived to look at Fikrie’s wedding.
“Maybe we’re by the end associated with entire world. 继续阅读