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Traditional Special Funerals of the Bulgarians


Authors:
Maria Ivanova St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 218-229

Abstract:

The present work is focused on the traditional special funerals of the Bulgarians. These are the funerals of people whose death was unnatural or premature. On the basis of ethnographic data from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th c., the author examines the funerals of malefactors, sorceresses, drowned persons,persons who were not baptized, young children and teenagers, unmarried girls and boys, newlyweds, women in labour, and some symbolic funerals.

Keywords:

traditional special funerals, malefactors, sorceresses, drowned persons, not baptized, young children and teenagers, unmarried girls and boys, newlyweds, women in labour, symbolic funerals.

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