Bulgarian Folk Customs

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 264 pages
The development and preservation of folk customs is extremely important in sustaining a community and promoting the welfare of the individual within it. These customs fulfil many social and personal needs, strengthening the family, educating and celebrating.
 

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Contents

List of figures
9
A summary of Bulgarian history
23
Traditional Bulgarian society
35
Bulgarian folk costumes
41
List of Figures
45
Folk music and instruments
53
Food and folk ritual
61
Birth and childhood
75
Building and entering a new house
135
Death and funerals
141
Mourners eating a ritual meal at the graveside on the fortieth day after the
151
The winter cycle
157
The spring and early summer cycle
187
The high summer and autumn cycle
237
Select Bibliography
251
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Betrothal and marriage
93

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