"Galichnik Wedding" Galicnik by shrimp56

Galicnik Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 48 photos

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!]

Once a year...

Galichnik has very few year round inhabitants, but the small mountain village comes to life the days of the wedding ceremony.
The couple must apply to participate and preference is given to those of Galichnik ancestry.

  • Last visit to Galicnik: Jul 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2004 at 9:23 PM

    Wow, what an amazing and superb opportunity. Thaank you for sharing !

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 9:16 AM

    You were really fortunate to be able to witness all the event....

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2004 at 4:51 PM

    Well Sally, you are a master of this kind of work. I do not have words what to say, all your writing is more than perfect

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2003 at 2:26 PM

    Great page about a tradicional wedding ceremony. Thanks

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2003 at 4:58 AM

    Very, very interesting page! Great wedding ceremony! My wedding was not so crowded :-(((.

  • Weissdorn's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2003 at 10:56 AM

    Very nice photos from this festivity.

  • suvaa003's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2003 at 10:55 AM

    what a great pictures with all the dancing, well done

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2003 at 10:28 AM

    What a fantastic experience! Really interesting. Thanx for sharing!

  • Jun 10, 2003 at 6:46 AM

    The nomad tribe called "Mijaka". They formed Galicnik, which is located on the mountain Bistrica (1250m), above the river Radika. The Mijaka "tribe" is famous for wedding ceremonies and wonderful ethnic clothes! Fantastic:-)

  • Jan 20, 2003 at 11:55 PM

    You're skilled with a camera.


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