A friend of mine introduced me to the r video
by Bijelo Dugme
, and I am curious about three things in it.
First, is the ceremony shown realistic - is there someplace where I can see this, with the floating rafts and flaming things and people in the water? What culture has this ceremony? (the song is based on a Roma melody from Ederlezi
but the lyrics describe a Slavic holiday, St. George's Day)
Second, what is the girl doing to her torso when the boy first sees her?
Third, what's with the chicken?
I'm wondering how much of this is pure symbolism or made up for the video, and how much is rooted in actual ceremonies or life in the area.