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 conclusion for the world’, tending A muslim that is hardy culture mostly Christian Bulgaria.
Kiddies view the marriage ceremony of Moussa Babechki and Fikrie Sabrieva when you look at the town of Ribnovo, within the Rhodope Mountains, some 210km (130miles) south of Sofia 13, 2008 january. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
The remote town of Ribnovo, set on a snowy mountainside in southwest Bulgaria, has held its old-fashioned cold temperatures marriage service alive despite decades of Communist persecution, accompanied by poverty that forced a lot of men to find work abroad.
“Other nearby villages tried the conventional wedding after the ban ended up being lifted, then again the custom somehow died away — ladies wanted to be modern, ” said Ali Mustafa Bushnak, 61, whoever child arrived to look at Fikrie’s wedding.
“Maybe we have been at the conclusion regarding the entire world. Or people in Ribnovo are spiritual and proud of the traditions.