Brides for sale – Bulgaria's Roma marriage market | DW Documentary

The Kalaidzhi bride market takes place in the southeast of Bulgaria every year. Unmarried women are often paired off with financially strong men. But more and more young Roma are rebelling against the old tradition. For young Kalaidzhi the annual bride market at Bachkovo Monastery is the only chance to find a partner. Their Orthodox… Continue reading Brides for sale – Bulgaria's Roma marriage market | DW Documentary

Young Virgins For Sale – The Controversial Bride Market of Bulgaria

Every spring, the town of Stara Zagora in central Bulgaria hosts a controversial bride market where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them. The market is the biggest annual get-together for Bulgaria’s 18,000-strong Kalaidzhi Roma clan, a subgroup of the Roma people who face constant prejudice and exclusion across Europe.… Continue reading Young Virgins For Sale – The Controversial Bride Market of Bulgaria