Balkan Ceremony Practices

The ceremony meeting, or svozhdane as it is called in Bosnia and herzegovina, has countless practices that are a part of the country’s culture. They reflect the multiracial history of the country and the difficult way of life in it. The ceremony lasts for three days and nights, and it’s attended by the full settlement. Females and women help to prepare dishes for guests, bake pies and wheat, clear maize in the fields, and sing repetitive songs Guys play lutes and cifteli and throw nicotine to companions.

Throughout the Balkans, every society and beliefs has its own customs about how a relationship really appearance like. But the ones from the Balkans are mainly interesting and unusual. We’ll talk 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 cultures that happen during a Serbian bride are connected with the belief that bad spirits and demons you good wicked means on people. That is the reason why a ceremony festival had to be packed with components that would guard the partners from their terrible eyes. There were also more prejudices that had to be followed, depending on the area. For example, in Montenegro, it was a specialty to move over a doormat that had been covered in weaponry since this was supposed to guarantee that the honeymooners did include female children.

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