The whole idea of having to sell and buy girls and women is of course completely unacceptable from a politically correct standpoint. Nevertheless, the Brides’ Fair at Mogila hardly ever leads to a genuine “deal” of the type. It really is nonetheless extremely colourful, large amount of enjoyable and a must-see for visitors and residents of southern Bulgaria.
The young Gypsy girls choose Western-style clothing
Every Todorovden, or St Todor’s Day, Gypsies through the Kalaydzhii clan collect in the football that is muddy regarding the town of Mogila, near Stara Zagora. Extended families arrive from far and wide in ramshackle automobiles which range from horse-drawn carts to.
A lot of them started to satisfy buddies and family members. The Kalaydzhii are itinerant craftsmen who reside in tiny, crowded communities within the villages around Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Karnobat, and invest the hot months travelling round the country to locate trade. They hold two primary gatherings per year – on 15 August, the feast associated with the presumption, near Bachkovo Monastery, and also at the Brides’ Fair on Todorovden, a moveable feast regarding the very first Saturday of Lent.