XX A. PRADŽIOS LIETUVOS PERIODIKA APIE ŽIEMOS–PAVASARIO KARNAVALĄ PASAULYJE

Lina Petrošienė

Abstract


The article shows what information the press between 1905 and 1940 provided Lithuanian readers about Shrovetide celebratory traditions around the world. The information collected, consisting of seven articles, thirty photographs and drawings, is fragmentary but fairly informative, providing a good and concise understanding of this cultural phenomenon in a popular manner. By surveying and interpreting the available data, it tries to answer several questions: what significance these publications might have had on Shrovetide celebratory traditions and methods of celebration in early 20th-century Lithuania; how this information correlates with current academic research and known empirical data; what Lithuanian Shrovetide had in common with the winter-spring carnival celebrated around the world.KEY WORDS: winter-spring seasonal carnival, Shrovetide in Lithuania, periodical press, customs and traditions.

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