National and confessional features of festivals and holidays: structure of the ritual year in modern Lithuania and Bulgaria

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
National and confessional features of festivals and holidays: structure of the ritual year in modern Lithuania and Bulgaria
In the Journal:
Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic studies [YBBS]. 2021, 4, p. 199-222
Keywords:
LT
Festivaliai; Šventės; Kalendoriniai papročiai; Bulgarija (Bulgaria).
EN
Festivals; Holidays; Ritual year.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article aims to answer the question of whether different confessions and nationalities are an important factor in structuring a nation’s ritual year. People’s attitude towards state holidays (non-work days) is analysed based on research carried out by the author in 2012-2019 in Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and the towns and villages of Vilnius County. The study revealed that citizens of both states hold similar of state holidays. More popular are traditional holidays spent mostly with the family than modern holidays, which are often related to the nation’s history and are celebrated with friends. The study also showed that there was little correlation between a holiday being a day off and its popularity. The ethnic and confessional structures of the two states do not constitute significant discrepancies differences with regard to the popularity of traditional and modern holidays. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.7592/YBBS4.08
ISSN:
2613-7852; 2613-7844
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