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WEDDING ceremony IN GALICHNIK

Bijgewerkt op: 3 jan. 2021

Galichnik is located nearby of the Bistra Mountain, some 10 km from the Mavrovo Lake. Only couple of residents live in this mountain settlement. During the village’s annual wedding festival — held on the weekend nearest July 12, or St. Peter’s Day for Orthodox Christians — the population increases. Thousands of travelers and returning countrymen fill this village to be a part of the marriage ceremony of a previously selected couple with roots in the settlement. This year's Galichnik Wedding, will be held from 12th to 14th of July.

Musicians will be playing traditional horns and drums — called zurli and tapani . You can witness traditional music played for days, traditional clothes that dates from 300 years ago, symbolic ceremonies such as hanging a flag, firing a rifle, shaving the bridegroom on the main square.

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