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Easter Bonfire Vuzmenka/vazmenka/vuzmenjak

Branko Đaković ; Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za etnologiju i kulturnu antropologiju

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In the cycle of annual customs, especially in the spring and summer period, an important custom is that of burning fires, which is a form of expression of "folk piety", and the date if which is usually linked to the Christian liturgical calendar. As a tradition inherited from other cultural areas and patterns, of different origins and periods in which they were created, the custom is today still preserved in different variants of ritual practice.
Annual fires (in Carnival period, around St. Juraj's Day, Easter or St. John's Day), bon fires, kr(i-je)sovi, trough their symbolism and impressive form are the elements of the rich cultural mosaic, and can be an "eternal" source of inspiration for a researcher.
Well-known, but still inadequately researched, these fires, such as vuzmenka, vazmenka, vuzmice...are the topic of this article.

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Easter customs; Easter fire; North-western Croatia

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