Đurđevdan, Herdelezi

Pictures taken in Šuto Orizari (Skopje, Macedonia).

Đurđevdan, Herdelezi is one of the most significant holidays for the Roma communities in the Balkans, celebrated by both: Muslim and Christian Orthodox Roma. It has two aspects: a rigidly religious and a folk one and is associated with fertility and vegetation. The preparations begin on the 5th of May.