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July 26, 2013

Wedding Traditions from the Szék Region of Transylvania

One day during the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a group of participants in the Hungarian Heritage program staged a wedding procession wearing costumes typical of the Szék region of Transylvania, Romania. The ceremony involved good-humored trickery including false brides and teasing songs.

Bride: Imola Zsoldos from Szék in Transylvania, Romania
Groom: István Berecz from Budapest, Hungary
Bridesmaid: Viola Balogh from Pomáz, Hungary

Videography by Kylie Shryock
Sound by Sara Legg
Edited by Kylie Shryock and Alexander Jusdanis

  • Istvan Budai

    As a Canadian Hungarian, I was proudly watching this video. Contratulations to the dancers and and the makers of the video.