Wedding in Galicnik in Macedonia

"Galicka svadba" (Wedding in Galicnik) annual action which is traditionally held in Macedonia. This unique event, rooted in the distant past, every year attracts thousands of tourists in a small provincial town Galicnik.

Girls in traditional costumes for western Macedonia gathered at the festival "Wedding in Galicnik", which usually lasts for two days and takes place every year on the eve of St. Peter. (AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

July 11, 2010 annual ceremony was held in the provincial town of Macedonian Galicnik, which is located in the western part of the country about 150 km from the city of Skopje. Boys and girls are on the streets of the city with torches on the night before the wedding. (AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

This festival is held to pay tribute to the Macedonian cultural heritage, and not to forget the popular wedding traditions. Photo: Macedonian girl in old traditional dresses. (AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)


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