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Ottomans Marriage Practices

We will examine some of the intriguing Balkan bridal customs in this article. It’s unfortunate that many of them are disappearing, but it’s high time we looked into the past to find out how the Balkans once celebrated their union.

At an engagement, it was very popular for the bride’s home to receive diverse presents. For example, she and her female friends would get grapes, soaps and followers while the man and male members of his family were given jerseys, boots, cloths, food and drinks. Many of the presents served as a form of financial support for the newlyweds as they prepared for a successful start to their life together.

Wedding planning in the past was also very significant. For instance, in the northern of Serbia, girls and women in her family used to devote months sewn and embroidering clothing, cloth, and towels for the new few. They would also render different meals to welcome their guests and prepare a particular tree called styag, pryaporetz, feruglitza or a marriage banner rachenik, kouzhel, yabolshnitsa.

There were also a few additional intriguing rituals. The comb and plaiting rite, or Kolaanja, is a traditional custom from Kosovo. It’s performed by the girls and is accompanied with specially dedicated melodies. After this the groom is shaved. In some parts of the nation, it was also customary to drop a particular symbol at the bride’s and groom’s homes to shield them from bad magic.

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