Four glances at the feast of the assumption: the holiday through space and time

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
Four glances at the feast of the assumption: the holiday through space and time
In the Journal:
Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic studies [YBBS]. 2020, 3, p. 35-50
Pasaulietinė kultūra; Religingumas; Ritualiniai metai; Sekuliarumas; Vertybės; Ėmimo į dangų žventė; Šventinė (nedarbo) diena; Šventė; Švenčių ratas; Žolinė; Žolinės.
Feast of the Assumption; Holiday; Religiosity; Ritual year; Secularity; Values.
Summary / Abstract:

ENIn my article, I attempt to track the ritual year in different social and cultural settings. The Feast of the Assumption was chosen for this research as a traditional religious holiday in Lithuania. Various chronological periods and localities of the feast are under investigation: celebrations in the 19th to the first half of the 20th centuries; the Assumption as a Lithuanian national holiday in 1929 in Kaunas; the Feast as a Lithuanian holiday specifically celebrated in Punsk (North Poland) since 1967; and finally, as a non-working day in Vilnius and Vilnius environments since 2000. The comparison of these versions, forms, and meanings of the Assumption leads to the conclusion that even a religious holiday can embody different values in different sociocultural surroundings, ranging from religious, national, and ethnic significance, to simply an excuse for a day off from work. [From the publication]

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