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. Unable to live off their ancient coppersmith heritage, the constantly sensationalised bride markets are one of the last surviving Kalaidzhi traditions. ​T​o find out why these​ medieval-sounding​ markets exist ​in modern Europe, ​and how Kalaidzhi girls feel about being sold off​, Broadly correspondent Milène Larsson travels to ​the village of Orizovo ​​to spend time with a family with two daughters as they’re preparing for the annual ​bride market.

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39 comments

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  2. Ahh yes I remember the days when i bought my 1st wife. I dont remember the place but I think i got ripped off.

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  8. Forcing tradition is is never good.
    Education might get this community more prospects of work/occupation/business..and things might change.

  9. I think its a nice concept
    if you see it till the end
    I think it is a great solution to a lot of problems
    This give social interaction of the young generation under adult supervision for the purpose of finding a suitable spouse. which is pretty freaking hard.

    Only bad thing about this is the title of the video.
    the white people look things from the outside from a negative point of view ALWAYS,
    However they have legalized the sale of virgin in their country. buy changing the name of prostitutes to sex workers.
    How very Christian….

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  11. You are telling me that in this side of the world you can just go an pick a wife? While i am strugglin and destined here to be rejected by girls that i actually would be interested in?

  12. Look at what modern entitled feminists complain about in the US. Issues like these are what we should be focused on. True atrocities, not trivial knit-picking matters that American women gripe about.

  13. How did you meet your wife?

    2 chickens, 1 bag of rice, brand new boot laces, big box of matches, and large duct tape roll… she was vetty nice, top grade!

  14. yo what's the difference between this and 19-25 year old chick that sell themselves to 60 year old sugar daddies In America, Canada and uk. At lease these chicks are getting married and not used and abused like the sugar babies and pornstars in America,Canada, UK etc.

  15. This issue so popular, semilar brunei,since Jesus was roaming in the world, virgins of virgins thinking they are worth if they belong to someone buy them in a right amount, but knowing most of this women's are abuse. They are trained they love their works the rules of their clans, their Kings of Kings also sold them even to their own father and brother. A term of discontented, want more money, I wish I couldn't do thesame if I'm thinking to much my grands it's a big slap to my family instead, but them it's a matter of genes. Once bullshits eat their own bullshit, this women's dnt know how to be a qadama but do lust instead

  16. Work as a maid so u understand the value of your Vagina wala! It's not vegetables or meat it can make you sick because after one man you be shorta workkkkk not sale your self

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