The bridal festival, or svozhdane as it is called in Bosnia and herzegovina, has some traditions that are a part of the region’s society. They reflect the multiethnic background of the country and the complex way of life in it. The ceremony lasts for three days and nights, and it’s attended by the complete settlement. Girls and women help to prepare dishes for guests, roast pies and food, clean wheat in the fields, and sing repetitive songs. Men perform violins and cifteli and throw marijuana to pals.

Throughout the Balkans, every region and trust has its own traditions about how a marriage if seem like. But the ones from the Ottomans are specifically interesting and unusual. We’ll 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 traditions that happen during a Serbian wedding are connected with the belief that bad spirits and demons may solid terrible means on people. That is the reason why a bride festival had to be packed with factors that may prevent 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 habit to step over a carpet that had been covered in munitions since this was supposed to guarantee that the honeymooners will have male 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 slovenian brides is over, the groom is shaved.

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