Cleves News: The Pomak weddings of Ribnovo
The Pomak weddings of Ribnovo

The Pomak weddings of Ribnovo

NBC News has an interesting report about the Bulgarian town of Ribnovo - famous for its elaborate wedding ceremonies, which are performed in winter only.

Situated in the western Rhodope mountains about 30 km from Gotse Delchev, the village's 3,000 inhabitants are Pomaks.

The festivities last for 5 days, and include much singing and dancing in the village square. On the second day the bride's face is painted white, and decorated with sequins.

During the ceremony the bride's trousseau is displayed on wooden racks in front of her home.

More photographs here.

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