giovedì 30 giugno 2011

Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani

The Procession of Queens is performed by the young girls of the village of Gorjani in the Slavonia region of north-east Croatia every spring. The girls in a group are divided into ten ''kraljevi'' (kings), who wear sabres and mens hats, and about five ''kraljice'' (queens), who wear white garlands on their heads like brides. On Whitsunday (a feast in the Christian calendar), they process from house to house, performing for the families they encounter.

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