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A girl and a boy are flirting while dancing during one of the Tinsmith clan gatherings. . These gatherings are like debutant balls, designed to display the eligible girls. But in Bulgaria they are known as “bride markets” because the tradition requires a ‘bride price’ or dowry from the boy’s family. The gatherings have become controversial since Bulgaria joined the European Union. Women’s organizations point out that the girls are kept from school and denied opportunity, other than marrying and being a housewife.  Mogila, Bulgaria. He Came on a White Horse.
A girl and a boy are flirting while dancing during one of the Tinsmith clan gatherings. . These gatherings are like debutant balls, designed to display the eligible girls. But in Bulgaria they are known as “bride markets” because the tradition requires a ‘bride price’ or dowry from the boy’s family. The gatherings have become controversial since Bulgaria joined the European Union. Women’s organizations point out that the girls are kept from school and...
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