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Селищните и семейните празници – общностни маркери
Rural and Family Holidays – Social Markers

Author(s): Petko Hristov
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Family and social welfare, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Summary/Abstract: The common rural and family holidays (sabor, svetetz, obrok, village and personal slava, zavetina) in Bulgars and Serbs which are impotrant for social and personal identification as the part of the life holiday cycle and of the family holiday cycle are analysed in this paper basing on the relevant literature and on the personal fieldwork. The role of the individual becomes the meaning of the marker of his/her belonging to certain territorial and family community. This holiday category clearly designs both social status and social prestige and also the exogamy and the endogamy matrimonial circle of the individual in the traditional society.

  • Page Range: 103-114
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Bulgarian