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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Etnologija / Ethnology (H006)
Author(s): Blockytė, Kristina
Title: Vasaros saulėgrąžos šventė Mažojoje Lietuvoje : tradicijų rekonstrukcija
Other Title: Midsummer festival in Lithuania minor : the reconstruction of traditions
Is part of: Res Humanitariae. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla, 2013, nr. 14
Extent: p. 275-302
Date: 2013
Keywords: Joninės;Šventė;Mažoji Lietuva;Papročiai;Tradicijos;Lietuvininkai;St. John’s celebration;Lithuania Minor;Customs;Traditions;Prussian Lithuanians
Abstract: A number of different Summer Sunflower celebration models can be distinguished: the most archaic (16th–19th cc.), the 20th c. and modern St. John’s celebration models in Lithuania Minor. The most archaic celebrations were rich in Baltic outlook and mythological relics: the nature, fire, and water were worshiped, by applying spells people tried to protect themselves from the evil forces and ensure good harvest and a happy life. The 20th century ritual St. John’s tradition of Prussian Lithuanians has lost its existential importance, as rituals became customs with new forms and symbolic meanings. The most important feature of the celebration is the burning of witches on the St. John’s fire and the general entertainment of the youth. In the modern model of the celebration the ethnic traditions are being tried to be combined with the needs of the consumer-based society
Affiliation(s): Kultūrų studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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