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Type of publication: Knyga / Book
Author(s): Vaicekauskas, Arūnas
Title: Ancient Lithuanian calendar festivals
Extent: 183 p.
Publishing data: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas; Versus aureus
Date: 2014
Keywords: Festival;Calendar;Lithuanian culture;Traditions;Rituals;Ancients rituals;Customs
ISBN: 978-609-467-017-6
Abstract: The book discusses traditional Lithuanian calendar festivals, their development, rituals, and customs. It also focuses on the ways rural communities celebrated Christmas, St John’s Day, and St George’s Day, paying special attention to ancient rituals that are still practiced today. The reader will also find answers to the following questions: What is the difference between Shrovetide and other calendar festivals? Why can Easter, which reached Lithuania with Christianity, reveal the customs of early Lithuanians no worse than other traditional rural festivals of pre-Christian origin? The book is dedicated to everyone interested in traditional Lithuanian culture and customs.
Affiliation(s): Publication is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania. Project title: “Strengthening of the Lithuanian (Baltic) studies activities with collaboration between universities abroad and Lithuania higher education institutions” (VP1-2.2-ŠMM-08-V-02-006)
Appears in Collections:3. Informaciniai leidiniai ir kitos knygos / Reference and other books

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