The Most Unusual Wedding On Earth! - Parhlo

The Most Unusual Wedding On Earth!

Winter-Wedding-parhlo.comIn the southwest Bulgaria, a remote mountain village called “Ribnovo” still has its traditional winter marriage ceremony alive despite decades of Communist discrimination.Winter-Wedding-parhlo.com However, many men are forced to seek work abroad because of the poverty of this village.

Winter-Wedding-parhlo.comThe ritual of this winter wedding was resurrected with vigor among the Pomaks-Slavs, who converted to Islam under Ottoman rule.

Winter-Wedding-parhlo.comThe main features of the ceremony include the painting of the bride’s face, where in a private custom open only to female in-laws, her face is covered in thick, chalky white paint and decorated with colorful glitter.

1Dressed in baggy pants and bodice shimmering in all the colors of the rainbow, Fikrie Bindzheva is presented by her future husband Azim Liumankov in front of their house during their wedding ceremony.FireShot Screen Capture #012 - 'Winter wedding I The Wider Image I Reuters' - widerimage_reuters_com_story_winter-wedding_utm_source=Facebook

Winter-Wedding-parhlo.comIt is the tradition of bride’s family that they start piling up her dowry since her birth.

FireShot Screen Capture #003 - 'Winter wedding I The Wider Image I Reuters' - widerimage_reuters_com_story_winter-wedding_utm_source=FacebookThe dowry is mostly handmade knit-work, quilts, coverlets, sheets, aprons, socks, carpets and rugs.

2 During the winter wedding’s morning, they hang up all those things and invite the villagers to inspect the offerings. On the very second day, they paint the bride’s face.

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