Traditional wedding dress of Galicnik
Galichnik, Macedonia (FYROM)
Visiting the Galicnik WeddingOn one day every July, St. Peter’s Day, locals and tourists alike are invited to attend the traditional Macedonian wedding celebrations at Galicnik, a legendary old village in the western mountains near Mavrovo.
The three-day feast, which includes much song, dance, eating and drinking, uses traditional customs, costumes (just like the wedding dress in the picture), and rituals and dances that have been passed down over the centuries.
The Galicnik Wedding is an incomparable event that every visitor to Macedonia must experience at least once.
The village of Galicnik always looks nice, and is easily accessible for visits from February till December (or the first snowfalls). Ask for Macedonia Experience, they can help you out with more information on how to get there, or organize the whole thing for you.