Balkan Bridal Customs

The ceremony festival, or svozhdane as it is called in Bosnia and herzegovina, has many traditions that are a part of the region’s society. They reflect the multiracial qualifications of the nation and the complex way of life in it. The bridal lasts for three days and nights, and it’s attended by the whole village. Females and women help to prepare meals for guests, cook pies and food, clear grains in the fields, and sing musical songs. Gentlemen execute lutes and cifteli and throw marijuana to companions.

Throughout the Balkans, every state and belief has its own customs about how a matrimony may appearance like. But the ones from the Balkan are specially interesting and unusual. We’ll discuss about some of them in this article and give you a taste of what it was to be a bride or groom in the past.

A lot of the traditions that happen during a Serbian bride are connected with the belief that bad spirits and demons can thick cruel means on people. That is the reason why a marriage festival had to be packed with aspects that may guard the partners from their evil eyes. There were also further superstitions that had to be followed, depending on the area. For example, in Montenegro, it was a practice to move over a pushover that had been covered in weaponry since this was supposed to guarantee that the brides did had male babies.

A classic custom right from Kosovo is the comb and plaiting rite, or» Kolaanja». It’s performed by girls and is accompanied with specially dedicated melodies. Once it’s over, the groom is shaved.

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