Customs and traditions


Video with VLACH phonetic transcription

Video with Banat Bulgarian standardized orthography

WINTER CUSTOMS IN DUDEȘTII VECHI (STÁR BIŠNOV)

Description: This dialogue with Lucia Vasilcin introduces us to the multicultural environment of the Banat region and the winter customs of the Banat Bulgarians from Dudestii Vechi (Star Bisnov). Starting with New Year (Christmas and the time of the malevolent goblins Karkonjuli are discussed in another clip) she refers to important saints, Grandma March (Baba Marta), the songs of Lazarus and the Easter Lent. The Banat Bulgarian language in Romania has retained its peculiar archaic features and has been only little influenced by Romanian. The Banat-Bulgarian literature and the Catholic Church have contributed significantly to its survival, though in the past the blessings for the holidays were held not only in Banat Bulgarian but also in Hungarian and German. Today the tide has turned and Romanian is the common language of work and education.

Video with VLACH phonetic transcription

TRANSCRIPTION

Cite as: Zýmsk' ubyčáje u Star Byšnóf – Winter customs in Dudeștii Vechi (Stár Bišnov); performer: Lucia Vasilcin, camera/interview: Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru; transcription: George Andreas Budur, Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru; translation: George Andreas Budur, editor: Ani Antonova, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: bana1308ROV0012a.

Video with Banat Bulgarian standardized orthography

TRANSCRIPTION

Cite as: Zimsći ubičáje u Stár Bišnov – Winter customs in Dudeștii Vechi (Stár Bišnov); performer: Lucia Vasilcin, camera/interview: Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru; transcription: George Andreas Budur, Andreea Pascaru; translation: George Andreas Budur, editor: Ani Antonova, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: bana1308ROV0012b.