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  • Writer's pictureАнђела Петровски

Galicnik wedding / Galička svadba


The Wedding of Galicnik is an annual event held in the village of Galicnik located in the westernmost part of North Macedonia. In the past, traditional weddings of Mijaks took place on St. Peter’s Day and lasted for several days but nowadays it is a part of the Galicnik Summer festival praising Macedonian tradition. Mijaks are the Slavic tribe that historically inhabited Galicnik and surrounding villages that are uninhabited today as the population shifted towards the cities during the 20th century. The wedding celebration which includes traditional costumes, rituals, and dances is keeping this old tradition alive, attracting thousands of visitors each summer. Each year, a couple that qualifies by having a family connection to the village is chosen by the organizers.




Photo and text by Konstantin Novaković

 


Galička svadba je godišnja manifestacija koja se održava u selu Galičniku koje se nalazi u najzapadnijem delu Severne Makedonije. Nekada su se tradicionalne mijačke svadbe održavale na Petrovdan i trajale su po nekoliko dana, a danas je deo Galičkog leta u čast makedonske tradicije. Mijaci su slovensko pleme koje je istorijski naseljavalo Galičnik i okolna sela koja su danas nenaseljena jer se stanovništvo tokom 20. veka selilo prema gradovima. Svadbena proslava koja uključuje tradicionalne nošnje, rituale i plesove održava ovu staru tradiciju živom, privlačeći hiljade posetilaca svakog leta. Svake godine organizatori biraju par koji se kvalifikuje tako što ima porodičnu vezu sa selom.



Photo and text by Konstantin Novaković












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