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On the Issue of the Preservation of Traditions in a Multi-ethnic Society (Fieldwork Data Related to Birth and Burial Rituals of the Bulgarians in South Bessarabia)


Authors:
Galina Stoyanova

Pages: 35-44

Abstract:

The article explores the dynamics of family-oriented rituals still preserved or memorized in the Bulgarian diaspora in South Bessarabia. The author argues that the multi-ethnic society helps preserve segments of traditional culture related to childbirth and funerals as part of the national identity.

Keywords:

traditions, childbirth, funerals, identity, multiethnic.

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