Promaja in the Balkans

When you live in the Balkans, you are certain to hear about Promaja – believed to be a source of colds and illnesses that is created when two drafts of air cross.  The wind can be very blustery in my town so I can certainly understand the origin of people’s antipathy toward it.  This article from Balkan Insight perfectly captures a foreigner’s confusion when someone from the Balkans attempts to explain Promaja for the first time.

Promaja – The Wind of Change

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2 thoughts on “Promaja in the Balkans

  1. The dreaded cross-draft! I don’t think it had a name like a sorceress in Russian, but the fear of it, which seems entirely irrational to most American visitors, is similar there 🙂

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