The marriage service, or svozhdane as it is called in Bosnia and herzegovina, has numerous beliefs that are a part of the country’s society. They reflect the multiracial background of the country and the intricate way of life in it. The bride lasts for three days and nights, and it’s attended by the whole settlement. Girls and ladies help to prepare dishes for guests, bake pies and food, fresh wheat in the fields, and sing rhythmical songs. People sing banjos and cifteli and throw cigarette to associates.

Throughout the Balkans, every region and faith has its own customs about how a marriage really seem like. But the ones from the Ottomans are especially interesting and unusual. We’ll speak about some of them in this article and give you a taste of what it was to be a bride or groom in the past.

A lot of the customs that happen during a Serbian marriage are connected with the belief that bad spirits and demons may great terrible means on people. That is the reason why a bridal festival had to be packed with elements that may guard the pair from their cruel eyes. There were also extra prejudices that had to be followed, depending on the area. For example, in Montenegro, it was a custom to step over a doormat that had been covered in arms since this was supposed to guarantee that the brides may include male babies.

A classic custom right from Kosovo is the comb and plaiting rite, or” Kolaanja”. It’s performed by girls macedonian brides and is accompanied with specially dedicated melodies. Once it’s over, the groom is shaved.