Re: Brides for Sale – Bulgaria’s Roma Bridal Market
What is the most exciting day in the life of the young Roma of the Kalaidzhi clan, deep in southeastern Bulgaria? The bridal market at Bachkovo Monastery! Only there are they allowed to flirt to their heart’s content – and more: there, wealthy husbands (who also have to be Kalaidzhi) are sought for the young women.
Arte Re: takes a look at a tradition that is now justifiably endangered.