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 And how is the outdated ritual affected by the Internet and social media?
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How good is that. My Roman friends. Happiest people in the World! She is somehow hot with limited means of buying quality make up etc. How many of you girls have long hair as hers? Go Roman Girl! So many jealous girls here 😊
Kalai is a North Indian Hindi word. Kalai is a process to shine up copper utensils and vessels. I find the headscarf worn by women, marrying among one's own clan or caste , dowry and a strong family system are all Indian. I am certain that these are displaced persons from North India possibly western Uttar Pradesh.
Main thing is. We should be able to love and care for one and other as human beings... The reason for this so callec sell is to see if the groom can support his bride and to help the people out all together.... They can say no.... They are not being sold into slavery for goodness sakes
In Romania is the same with Rroma etnic people. Some of them are proud to continue its traditions , and others go elsewhere if they have where to live without their parents:
Case 1 moving to a good friend or an ex school mate (must be over 18 , to not be considered kidnaping by laws), these happens for both genders.
Case 2 for girls specialy, if the guy is wealthy or very ritch and is not from the same etnic group, even the parents doesn't like they let the tradition down in most of cases.
Case 3 for boys , they accept girls (preferably virgins) for their sons but she must be as her new family wants, if they want no more facebook, thats no more facebook, if they say no more mall shopping without the husband , thats no more shopping with other boys , girls or whatever.
Case 4 but thats a little procent , the family search where their grown up child run away (after daughters mostly) , to kill her (even the person/s who tooked her) , with a cost of receiving a life sentence in jail , but with honor of the tradition kept in the family.
This particular dramatic case happens: 1- when the Rroma etnic family is very rich and don't like it because they are the heads of this community and they loose in power if their daughters and sons are not marrying with another person from the same etnic group and the same standards.
2 - even if their poor , they have a despite or a frustration , deep in their soul , that the child can have a good life without a finger of help from them, its a frustration cause all the life they made downspouts, pottery , spoons and such things that hardly mantain the economy of the family. Its not about they not want their children to be happy , its about to breaking the family , stoping a bloodline , losing a child is losing a part of the future, even if alive elsewhere or killed by own family hands.
So can be from the happiest to the saddest situations for this etnic group in runaways or unwanted marriages as I know.
Y’all wanna talk so much shit on Roma but it’s quite obvious they are oppressed🙄oppression leads to negligence of mental illness issues, low rate of job opportunities for minorities, little to no health care, racism,
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Tell the truth and lie not ! Outside men don't care if the women are discriminated against; they just say that as a means to lure the beautiful long hair virgins in their direction. Believe me it's all about sex ! Men that are not attracted to that beautiful pure type of women won't care either way.
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