Feast of the assumption of the Virgin Mary (Žolinė) in the ethnoconfessionally mixed environment of modern Vilnius

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Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Feast of the assumption of the Virgin Mary (Žolinė) in the ethnoconfessionally mixed environment of modern Vilnius
In the Book:
Tradition and transformation / editors: Guzel Stolyarova, Irina Sedakova, Nina Vlaskina. Kazan ; Moscow : T8, 2016. P. 53-66. (Ritual year : the yearbook of the SIEF working group on the ritual year; 11) (Yearbook of the SIEF working group on the ritual year; 11)
Keywords:
LT
Liaudies pamaldumas; Mergelės Marijos ėmimo į dangų šventė; Valstybinė šventė; Žalumynų puokštė; Žolinė; Žolynų puokštė.
EN
Bouquet of greenery; Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary; Folk piety; Public holiday; Zoline; Žolinė.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article is dedicated to the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, also known as Žolinė, which has been observed as a nationwide public holiday in the Republic of Lithuania since 2000, in Vilnius. It investigates the importance of the liturgical, folk as well as national meaning of the feast in Lithuanian, Polish and Russian families residing in Vilnius. Ethnographical fieldwork shows that it is most commonly celebrated as a religious holiday in Polish families, less commonly in Lithuanian and least commonly in Russian families. In addition to traditional consecration of greenery in the church, Poles also mark the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary by a celebration in the family, whereas the majority of Russian and Lithuanian families neither celebrate it as a traditional nor as a public holiday. The article argues that apart from a secular relationship with the holidays of religious type, the aspect of citizenship is a significant argument for their celebration. What is more, the peculiar relationship of Russians with the holiday is also influenced by the differences in the religious calendar of the Catholic and the Orthodox churches. [From the publication]

ISBN:
9785519504171
ISSN:
2228-1347
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