White-painted bride honors Muslim that is bulgarian rite

White-painted bride honors Muslim that is bulgarian rite

RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Fikrie Sabrieva, 17, will marry along with her eyes shut and her face painted white, dotted with bright sequins. She lives ‘at the finish associated with world’, tending a hardy muslim tradition in mostly Christian Bulgaria.

Kiddies view the marriage ceremony of Moussa Babechki and Fikrie Sabrieva into the town of Ribnovo, into the Rhodope Mountains, some 210km (130miles) south of Sofia 13, 2008 january. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

The remote town of Ribnovo, set for a mountainside that is snowy southwest Bulgaria, has held its conventional cold temperatures wedding ceremony 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 ended up being lifted, then again the custom somehow died away — women wanted become contemporary, ” said Ali Mustafa Bushnak, 61, whoever child arrived to view Fikrie’s wedding.

“Maybe our company is at the conclusion regarding the whole world. (suite…)

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