Monday, 8th August 2022

Traditional Macedonian wedding starts with a shave

By Reuters
23 July 2022   |   2:01 pm
A traditional Macedonian wedding starts with a shave. It’s one of many symbolic customs at a ‘Petrovden’ wedding, which happen every July in the village of Galicnik.


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