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Imotska sila : običaj posijela na području Imotske krajine do sredine 20. stoljeća


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Karin, Maša. (2018). Imotska sila : običaj posijela na području Imotske krajine do sredine 20. stoljeća. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Černelić, Milana].

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The custom posijelo ili sijelo was happening on almost entire area of the Croatia until the mid 20th century, and also on the area of the part Dalmacija, in Imotska krajina. The custom of posijelo was a custom that would take place in the evening in village households and would go on with joking, entertaining, singing and talking. It was an opportunity for a boy to establish a contact with a girl he had seen somewhere or heard about her from someone else. The custom posijelo was a custom that was held in this community every night, but only for certain days, most often on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, the young men would go to the distant villages, and while during the other nights they would spend their evenings in their own village, participating in posijelo. Although these kind of gathering was used to get the boys and the girls to meet and choose a suitable person for marrying, such gatherings often had working character as well. In Imotska kraj, girls were playing, dressing wool or clothes, during the evening evenings, but work was also done in which girls sometimes helped young men, such as the storage of tobacco. During the gathering called posijelo, girls would often knit, made wool or made clothes, but there were some jobs in which girsl would often receive help from the boys, like making the tobacco. During this kind of gathering, the entertainment consisted of singing, playing various social games and talking while drinking domestic wine which girls often sold to the boys in some certain areas of Imotska krajina. Social gatherings such as banquets and markets were also the places where young men and women were showing their affection for each other and after their mutual goal would be to meet on posijelo. After the long time of participating in posijelo, the girl and the boy would fall in love and after the acceptance of their parents, they would get married in the local church.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: custom, posijelo, sijelo, Imotska krajina, social gatherings, banquets, markets
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Černelić, Milana
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:09
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:09

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