RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Fikrie Sabrieva, 17, will marry along with her eyes shut along with her face painted white, dotted with bright sequins. She lives ‘at the conclusion of this world’, tending a hardy muslim tradition in mostly Christian Bulgaria.
Kids watch the marriage ceremony of Moussa Babechki and Fikrie Sabrieva when you look at the town of Ribnovo, into the Rhodope Mountains, some 210km (130miles) south of Sofia 13, 2008 january. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
The remote village of Ribnovo, set on a snowy mountainside in southwest Bulgaria, has held its old-fashioned cold temperatures wedding service alive despite decades of Communist persecution, accompanied by poverty that forced a lot of men to look for work abroad. Continue reading “White-painted bride honors Bulgarian Muslim rite”