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"Gjura Mara" - Rusalias games and costumes

Apr 01, 2020 TO Apr 02, 2020
north-macedonia Miravci village On the Map
Festival Festival
Folklore Folklore
Important event Important event
Music Music

The folk tradition “Gjura Mara” exists and bears witness for 200 years. It tells about the brother Gjuro and the sister Mara who was taken from the folk dance while she was dancing with the village girls. The brother Gjuro and his friends went to save her from the abductors but were killed in a heavy fight. The sister brought back to the village, but she was devastated about the loss of her brother. Since then, on the third day of Easter, only the girls’ folk dance is danced, while the elder women, armed with sticks, guard the dance so that no male can dance.