Originally a Turkish wedding lasted forty days and forty nights. Over time some traditions were lost but, luckily, not that of the preparation of the bride.
Who hasn’t dreamed of receiving the attention fit for a princess? Well, in the Thrace region this is not just a dream.
The news of the wedding is spread all through the village by the sound of drums and horns.
The rite of the Henna is reserved only for the women, during which marvelous designs are drawn on the hands and feet of the bride. But the attention reserved for her doesn’t end here: after having walked in a procession of celebration she’s taken to the hamman, the Turkish bath, together with all of her friends and family. Here she’s delivered to the attentive care of a woman, the hennena, who will wash, perfume and render her the beauty of “The Thousand and One Nights”.