Crossing borders with the Festival of Brigid

2014
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dc.abstract.enThe Brigid that I refer to here is an Irish saint who is said to have lived in the 5th-6th centuries. She is one of the most important Irish saints, together with Patrick and Columcille. Historical documents concerning her are so scant that some scholars even doubt that she ever existed. The fact that the Christian saint shares many features with the pagan Celtic goddess Brigit might support these doubts. However, these doubts have never stopped Irish people from celebrating the saint’s feast – Féile Bride, which falls on 1 February. The same day marks one of the four biggest Celtic festivals called Imbolg (Oímelc), which used to open the spring time. The purpose of this article is to present how and why the festival of Brigid is celebrated nowadays (also to point to the common features with the pagan feast), mainly in Ireland. However, in the conclusions I refer to the celebrations outside that country, giving an unusual example from Poland. While doing this I show the process of migration of symbols within one country and through centuries. I use the materials that I received from the Irish Institute for Feminism and Religion in Dublin, as well from the main cult centre of St. Brigid in Kildare. I also draw from my direct observations and conversations with participants in the festivals of Brigid in Athenry (Ireland) in 1999 and in Kraków (Poland) in 2010, as well from an interview with sister Mary Minehan from Kildare.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Katedra Porównawczych Studiów Cywilizacjipl
dc.contributor.authorGierek, Bożena - 128052 pl
dc.contributor.editorParusheva, Dobrinkapl
dc.contributor.editorGergova, Linapl
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Ethnology and Folklore Studiespl
dc.contributor.institutionEthnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciencespl
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-24T08:48:43Z
dc.date.available2015-03-24T08:48:43Z
dc.date.issued2014pl
dc.description.additionalArtykuł w publikacji zbiorowej recenzowanej w trybie "peer-review" oparty na wystąpieniu na konferencji międzynarodowejpl
dc.description.physical402-425pl
dc.description.points5pl
dc.description.publication1,2pl
dc.description.seriesThe Yearbook of the SIEF Working Group on The Ritual Year
dc.description.seriesnumber8
dc.identifier.seriesissn2228-1347
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4099
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.participationGierek, Bożena: 100%;pl
dc.pubinfoSofia : Paradigmapl
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dc.subject.enBrigitpl
dc.subject.encelebrationpl
dc.subject.enCelticpl
dc.subject.enfeastpl
dc.subject.enfestivalpl
dc.subject.engoddnesspl
dc.subject.enImbolcpl
dc.subject.enpaganpl
dc.subject.enritualspl
dc.subject.ensaintpl
dc.subject.enspringpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleCrossing borders with the Festival of Brigidpl
dc.title.containerMigrationspl
dc.typeBookSectionpl
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