Living on to make new traditions the Saint’s Day Festivals of Hungarian immigrants in America /

Drawing on immigrant press sources and church publications, the paper describes and analyses the saint’s day festivals of Hungarians who inmigrated to the United States. It traces customs related to pilgrimages from the end of the 19th century to WW1I. The primary goal in retaining or reviving this...

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Main Author: Fejős Zoltán
Format: Book part
Published: 2007
Series:Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár 18
Religion, tradition, culture 18
Kulcsszavak:Emigráció - magyar - USA, Népi vallásosság - magyar, Nemzeti tudat - magyar
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Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70384
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Summary:Drawing on immigrant press sources and church publications, the paper describes and analyses the saint’s day festivals of Hungarians who inmigrated to the United States. It traces customs related to pilgrimages from the end of the 19th century to WW1I. The primary goal in retaining or reviving this tradition was to preserve religious continuity, boost national awareness, win the recognition of American society and create ethnic identity above group affiliations. Also, the church festivals held by Hungarians in the United States played partly the same role as the practice in the home country: the religious function predominated, followed by the opportunity to get together and the intention of strengthening cohesion of the community. However, it gradually lost the character of a continuation of old-world experience while it gained new symbolic meanings.
Physical Description:109-118
ISBN:978-963-05-8507-1
ISSN:1419-1288