White-painted bride honors Bulgarian Muslim rite

White-painted bride honors Bulgarian Muslim rite

RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Fikrie Sabrieva, 17, will marry along with her eyes closed along with her face painted white, dotted with bright sequins. She lives ‘at the conclusion associated with world’, tending A muslim that is hardy culture mostly Christian Bulgaria.

Kids watch 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 January 13, 2008. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

The remote town of Ribnovo, set for a mountainside that is snowy southwest Bulgaria, has held its conventional cold temperatures marriage service alive despite decades of Communist persecution, accompanied by poverty that forced a lot of men to look for work abroad.

“Other nearby villages tried the conventional wedding after the ban had been lifted, then again the custom somehow died away — ladies wanted to be contemporary,” said Ali Mustafa Bushnak, 61, whoever child arrived to look at Fikrie’s wedding.

“Maybe we have been at the conclusion regarding the planet. Pokračovat ve čtení „White-painted bride honors Bulgarian Muslim rite“