The Kalaidzhi bride market takes place in the southeast of Bulgaria every year. Unmarried women are often paired off with financially strong men.
But more and more young Roma are rebelling against the old tradition. For young Kalaidzhi the annual bride market at Bachkovo Monastery is the only chance to find a partner. Their Orthodox Christian faith and traditional code of conduct prohibit them from dating, flirting or having any other pre-marital relations. The Kalaidzhi - a name meaning tinsmiths or boilermakers - marry only within the group. Finding a spouse from outside - and in particular a non-Roma Bulgarian - is out of the question. Love is only a secondary consideration. What matters is the dowry. A growing number of young Roma, however, are rebelling against the traditional marriage market. They want to make their own decisions, and to love and marry the person of their choice. For girls especially - some as young as 15 when they are put up for marriage - the wedding is the end of self-determined life. They will subsequently be housewives and mothers. The film accompanies 17-year-old Teni and 19-year-old Maria in the week before the market day. For them it means buying a lot of new clothes and masses of other preparations. Can this be a way to find true love? And how is the outdated ritual affected by the Internet and social media?
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Моят приятел ………… Исус се връща и иска конечно ви вземе със для себя си! Моля, бъдете любезни към всички. Не целенасочено наранявайте другите, не крадете, не убивайте, нито правете секс извън брака либо правете секс преди брака. Не практикувайте магьосничество, тъй като отваря демонични врати, от които се нуждаете, за конечно затворите Бог. Не гледайте порнуха. Не лъжете и не завиждайте и не ревнувайте на другите. Търсете Бога и го помолете конечно ви простите грешките в животика и конечно престанете конечно вършите лошите неща. Ако не понимаете какви са лошите неща, прочетете Изход 20 и бъдете свети. Бог е толкова достоен конечно опознае. Той те е създал за значительны неща! Ще бъдете изумени от броя на ангелите, които той ви защитава точно сега. Потърсете го, като прочетете Библията, като Псалми 103, за конечно видите будто го обичаше цар Давид. Обичам те!
lovely family, great man i respect him a lots all what his talking about fed my family and he wanna keep his traditions going what is wrong with that. we western do change fast and we want others to fallow. respect respect respect. thank you
We sometimes forget that this kind of poverty - spiritual as well as material - can, not only be found in Latin America, Africa and Asia, but also right on our doorstep here in Europe. Call me racist or xenophoci if you will. I just don't care anymore.
I don't think any of the other girls got the memo Maria was talking about regarding "being as light skinned as possible". She looks like she was dipped in flour while the others look pretty and natural.
can we take a moment to recognize the fact that FaceBook and Instagram are the things that have been able to reach out and invite this insular social society into a larger community: challenging their social norms (or maybe it was already happening).
+kitty cat Traditionally women hope to get married earlier to lock the relationship. However let us facing the fact, Marriage can no longer lock the relationship, If a man doesn't want to marry you usually means he bears the heart to leave you, if got married, you will take half of his wealth away when divorce. So you should be careful ask if he is honest, or simply don't put all the hope on him.
You do not know poor people, they work in fields, to have a waifu cooking soup is very important for a peasant. Also having more kids means having more people working for you. Poor man's kids doing jobs from very early ages.
Maintain your conservatism & refrain from following the Satanic trend of World modernity. I appreciate your traditional culture that is Godly that most people now bother not to understand what pleases Allah (God) the one & only Ultimate Unseen Creator we are created to Worship & please in this temporal earth for us to enjoy His Eternal Heaven in next Life. I am a Muslim Filipino by birth & our forbears are of the same cultural customs & traditions as you are but corrupted in recent times by modernity to the extent that even our Islam Religion by the Quran Alone had been corrupted to the extent that our present young generation are unmindful of the Quran as the TRUTH & their Ultimate Purpose of Being till eternal Heaven not Hell. Masha'allah! How I wish you will not allow corruption of your people.
Never allow your virginity to be lost out of wedlock. It is a grave sin to both of you that you may not be forgiven by Allah swt that will land you into Eternal Hellfire just for that brief moment of falsely perceived happiness & thrill of sex. Be caution of the serious consequence. Act not to please your desire & lust but to please your Owner & Creator Allah swt Who is ever watchful of you in this Life together with His Angels who on Judgment Day will bear witness on your worldly good & wrong deeds. Allahu'akbar!
As a bulgarian I must say, these are bulgarian citizens but not at all bulgarian people. That is why the video title specifies its "Roma marriage market" in Bulgaria. Bulgarians do not do arranged marriages and most bulgarians, besides the oldest ones, have moved away from such small towns (of 1000 people) to medium/big towns or the big cities where life actually is. Most bulgarians do not associate themselves with these type of people, considered gypsies, because of the big difference in culture.
EDIT: wanted to add a stereotype about "gypsies" in bulgaria. Most of them, although poor, will wear fancy (cheap) looking clothes, build big houses (and since some are too big for their budget, they end up incomplete) or decorate their houses with as many colors, statues etc.. as possible just to "show" they have wealth in their life. It is funny sometimes because you can drive from city A to city B and in between pass a small village of 500 people which has abandoned houses or buildings with broken roofs, yet out of nowhere appears one big house with excessive colors and decorations.
I personally do not care about them, however I thought it would be good to give some further insight since this video IS about that.
Exactly that's what I was thinking. Throughout the video while watching this regressive custom of Bulgaria, I was thinking about India. In India girls give dowry and in Bulgaria boys give dowry. In China also boys give dowry. And instead of a bride market, people in India directly visit each others home. And instead of a community, here people are limited by caste. Maybe all backwards communities of the world think and act more or less the same way.
Many place like that at worth we dont know .... The community problem.... ... Thanks for show this place ... Nd we praying for this all people who is killing by this stupid community . i m happy for my country ......
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