The Young Virgins at Bulgaria’s Controversial Bride Market

Every spring, the country’s 18,000-person Kalaidzhi Roma clan gathers in Stara Zagora for the controversial “bride market” where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them.

Radical Life of The First Lady of New York:

Subscribe here:

Come find us:

Broadly |
Facebook |
Twitter |
Tumblr |
Instagram |
Pinterest |
Newsletter |
More videos from the VICE network |


  1. I absolutely hate my pale pasty sk8n!! Especially my green eyes and freckles. These girls are beautiful. It’s RAW THIS IS. I have 3 daughters 14 is my oldest, I couldn’t bear, to sell her, I cannot bear watching my girls grow up, putting makeup on, dressing different!! This is A Eye Opening, Documentary.

  2. This is gypsy tradition. When government wanted to ban it. Human protection agencies wend in support for their ethnic rights. Not all but most do not want to be integrated. They live like they lived100 years ago.

  3. while I find these practices super odd because it's so far from how women live their lives and date in the US. like you can't really say that they're "being sold" though… Dowry is a pretty common practice in many cultures… again I'm not saying this is ok, but I don't feel entitled to impose my "western values" on them and judge them… the world is a strange place,,,

  4. Vice you suck for this. Translations are very selective, and this video is highly one sided. Total propaganda and the informations is not represented properly. I am actually from this country and I know.

  5. Vice again making something out of nothing. The interviewer said it herself, its a speed dating gathering, not a bride market. YAWN


    # 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候#&^^

  7. I could sit and look at photographs of Roma fashion for hours. So hard to imitate if you're an outsider– a bit like Japanese street style. You can try and 'dress up' in that style but you'll never get it totally right– especially if you were asked to curate an entire wardrobe with that certain flair. Fascinating.

  8. Watching this 2021, I hope there were lots of changes from this since 2016. It's so sad to watch. 🥺

  9. She said this sounds mediaeval, but this didn’t happen in mediaeval times in Europe…..
    people throw that phrase around and paint the mediaeval era as some kind of terrible time, anyone who really knows the period will know it was a mix like today, and in a lot of ways very much better!

  10. What is the number of any marriage market ka number….. pls contact me….Shiv from Ambala Haryana India….00919416603082…..I need marriage

  11. You can really get a bride who had been lead a really sacred life with no puberty. Nice tradition. At least the groom won't get a worn or leftovers girl. No words for people who even don't like to have a used car which they can change any time but can marry with a lady who had been a used girl .

  12. This is sooooooo dehumanising!!!!!
    How is it that this awful tradition will reduce women to pieces of commodities sold in the market??😳😳

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.