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A young woman and her future husband dancing on the top of a car during the Tinsmith gathering on Saint Theodor day. This is also a public announcement for their engagement. 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. Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He Came on a White Horse.
A young woman and her future husband dancing on the top of a car during the Tinsmith gathering on Saint Theodor day. This is also a public announcement for their engagement. 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....
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