Balkan Wedding Customs

The bride meeting, or svozhdane as it is called in Bosnia and herzegovina, has countless practices that are a part of the region’s lifestyle. They reflect the multicultural qualifications of the land and the complicated way of life in it. The marriage lasts for three days and nights, and it’s attended by the full township. Women and ladies help to prepare foods for guests, roast pies and food, fresh maize in the fields, and sing rhythmical songs. Males play lutes and cifteli and throw tobacco to friends.

Throughout the Balkans, every state and belief has its own traditions about how a relationship may appearance like. But the ones from the Balkan are especially interesting and unusual. We will speak 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 customs that happen during a Serbian ceremony are connected with the belief that bad spirits and demons you solid evil means on people. That is the reason why a ceremony service had to be packed with components that may prevent the partners from their cruel eyes. There were also additional superstitions that had to be followed, depending on the area. For instance, in Montenegro, it was a habit to step over a pushover that had been covered in weaponry since this was supposed to guarantee that the newlyweds will include female kids.

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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