Lenten and Eastern Customs in Posušje Cover Image
  • Price 5.00 €

Korizmeno-uskrsni običaji u Posušju
Lenten and Eastern Customs in Posušje

Author(s): Josipa Kelava
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Customs / Folklore, Music, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: Lent; prayer songs; fasting; Holy Week; Easter;

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents contemporary field notes about customs, ceremonies, processions, beliefs, prayer songs and prayers related to the period of Lent and Easter. The greater number of prayer songs and prayers were written in 2010 and 2011, while the notes of customs, ceremonies, processions and beliefs were written in 2017 and 2018. The notes were taken at the area of Posušje. Lent begins with the holiday of Ash Wednesday. This day represents introduction to the period of preparation for the greatest Christian holiday. Christians prepare for Easter by praying, fasting and doing good deeds. That can specially be seen at the holiday of Great Friday when it was not allowed to do anything in filed unless it was to help the people in need. Numerous written notes of prayer songs and prayers testify to the great importance of religion for the people in Posušje, as well as to the rich oral tradition at this area.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 263-292
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Croatian