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Bulgarian Wooden Calendars

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Author(s): Vesselina Koleva

Journal: Folklore : Electronic Journal of Folklore
ISSN 1406-0957

Volume: 44;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: calendar stick | fixed feasts | Orthodox Church calendar | rabosh | wooden calendar

ABSTRACT
The article presents a short review of the characteristic features ofBulgarian wooden calendars. Particular attention has been paid to the structure of calendar records and special signs marking the fixed feast days throughout the year in the Orthodox liturgical calendar. A group of calendar sticks from the central part of the Rhodope Mountains, repeatedly used during the 19th century, illustrate this little known folk tradition. Parallels are drawn with wooden calendars from other countries.
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