The Manifestations of the Romanian Commemorative Feasts in Szeklerland Cover Image

A román ünnepek székelyföldi megnyilvánulásai
The Manifestations of the Romanian Commemorative Feasts in Szeklerland

Author(s): Biborka Ádám
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Romania;identity-building;national feast;Szeklerland;

Summary/Abstract: This paper provides a comprehensive overview on the perception of four Romanian commemorative ceremonies: the 24th of January (Union of Moldova with Muntenia), the 9th and 10th of May (end of WWII and King’s Day), the 23th of August (“antifascist resurrection”) and the1st of December (Union of Transylvania with Romania), in the region of Háromszék. By means of a detailed content analysis of the local Hungarian press articles and by conducting a series of structured interviews with the organisers and participants, this study intended to systematically document the comprehensive changes that had occurred in the significance, meaning and structure of the above four feasts between 1918 and 2015. Furthermore, our paper intends to analyse the current political and identity-building trends of the most important national feast, the 1st of December.

  • Issue Year: 3/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 55-72
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Hungarian