Summer in Macedonia - 1999
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The Galichnik Wedding is a traditional Macedonian wedding that occurs each summer in the town of Galichnik [near Mavrovo]. The wedding couple is actually getting married! [and the brides outfit weighs 30 kilos!] We "attended" the wedding on the Sunday before the summer school started.

left: One of the dancers

below: The "teshkoto" or "the difficult one" - an excrutiatingly slow dance representing the course of Macedonian history. VERY difficult to perform.

Dancers and tapan player

Victoria & one of the dancers.