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Đaković, Branko. (2006). Easter Bonfire Vuzmenka/vazmenka/vuzmenjak. Etnološka istraživanja(11). pp. 31-50. ISSN 0351-4323, 1847-6198

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In the cycle of annual customs, especially in the spring and summer period, an important custom is that of burning fires, which is a form of expression of "folk piety", and the date if which is usually linked to the Christian liturgical calendar. As a tradition inherited from other cultural areas and patterns, of different origins and periods in which they were created, the custom is today still preserved in different variants of ritual practice. Annual fires (in Carnival period, around St. Juraj's Day, Easter or St. John's Day), bon fires, kr(i-je)sovi, trough their symbolism and impressive form are the elements of the rich cultural mosaic, and can be an "eternal" source of inspiration for a researcher. Well-known, but still inadequately researched, these fires, such as vuzmenka, vazmenka, vuzmice...are the topic of this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Easter customs; Easter fire; North-western Croatia
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:50

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