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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Funeral Rituals and Attitudes toward Death of Bulgarians


Authors:
Doncho Donev
Krasimira Yonkova St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 17-47

Abstract:

The death is not attractive to anyone, but is resident for each living creatures. Its conversion into taboo leads to a different transformations. We may find their expression in a symbolic funeral rituals. From this perspective, mourning and funeral rites of the Bulgarians proved particularly significant in shaping the attitudes toward death. If we linking these attitudes with specific stages of life, the dynamic in the attitude of Bulgarians towards the end of life will be clearly traceable.

Keywords:

rituals, attitudes, death, grief.

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