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Nematerijalna kulturna baština Hrvata u Bosni i Hercegovini
Croatian intangible cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Marko Dragić
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: historical and etiological tales; toponyms; customs; processions; tradition;

Summary/Abstract: According to UNESCO’s Convention paper cites and multidisciplinary interprets tales which include: ancient, medieval and modern topics. Most of the tales are about Illyrian queen Teuta, arrival of Croats to area where they live today, queen Buga, king Tomislav. Microtoponym Kuline testifi es about the most famous ban of Bosnia Kulin. Econym Tišina, hydronym Saint James’well as well as historical, etiological tales and legends about Saint James of Marches testify about his stay and activity in Bosnia. There is a large number of tales about persecutions, torments and sufferings of Croatians during the period of Turkish occupation and among them the biggest part are the tales about ius primae noctis and the tribute in blood. Microtoponyms Kukavice, Krvnica, Očno, vrilo, Curin greb; numerous graves of known and unknown female martyrs, as well as numerous localities called Svatovsko greblje (Wedding guest graveyard), because at those places Turks who wanted to abduct the wedding bride killed all the wedding guests, are also witnesses of the suffering of the Croatian people. The tales are cited in their original form and thusly they are the keepers of the folk language. The second chapter of the paper includes customs, rituals and processions: Veselanje, Kešketari, Žuta žaba (The yellow frog), Deževica wolves, Easter guard in Vareš and Lilanje. The third chapter is about prayers and the ancient ritual of defence against the storms. Among the traditional crafts the paper describes the traditional egg shoeing in Kreševo. The paper also talks about the folk kolo dances in Bihać region.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 265-314
  • Page Count: 50
  • Language: Croatian