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Crossing borders with the Festival of Brigid

Crossing borders with the Festival of Brigid

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dc.contributor.author Gierek, Bożena [SAP11018388] pl
dc.contributor.editor Parusheva, Dobrinka pl
dc.contributor.editor Gergova, Lina pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-24T08:48:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-24T08:48:43Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4099
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.title Crossing borders with the Festival of Brigid pl
dc.type BookSection pl
dc.pubinfo Sofia : Paradigma pl
dc.description.physical 402-425 pl
dc.description.additional Artykuł w publikacji zbiorowej recenzowanej w trybie "peer-review" oparty na wystąpieniu na konferencji międzynarodowej pl
dc.abstract.en The 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 Historical documents concerning her are so scant that some scholars even doubt that she ever existed.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.subject.en Brigit pl
dc.subject.en celebration pl
dc.subject.en Celtic pl
dc.subject.en feast pl
dc.subject.en festival pl
dc.subject.en goddness pl
dc.subject.en Imbolc pl
dc.subject.en pagan pl
dc.subject.en rituals pl
dc.subject.en saint pl
dc.subject.en spring pl
dc.description.series The Yearbook of the SIEF Working Group on The Ritual Year, ISSN 2228-1347; 8 pl
dc.description.points 5 pl
dc.description.publication 1,2 pl
dc.title.container Migrations pl
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies pl
dc.contributor.institution Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.participation Gierek, Bożena: 100%; pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filozoficzny : Katedra Porównawczych Studiów Cywilizacji pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl


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