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Коледа и Нова година между частното и публичното
Christmas and New Year between the Private and the Public

Author(s): Kristina Doncheva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Christmas; New Year; public; private; tradition; concert; Christmas tree; bazar

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses two public events related to Christmas, and one related to New Year’s Eve, based on participant observation, media review and interviews with all members of two families as case studies. It confirms the initial hypothesis that in recent years the private space of the home has increasingly opened to the public space.For the purposes of comparison, the traditional way of celebrating the two festivals is traced back and is compared to the public events related to these holidays today and the interview data. The article shows that the dynamics of private and public has changed seriously for the last 20 years, and public events related to Christmas and New Year enjoy a large number of visitors and are extremely successful, which confirms the starting hypothesis about the opening of private space increasingly towards the public one.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 309-325
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian