In article the authoress tries to illustrate three socialist metaphors for various attitudes towards state centre as Deema Kaneff articulated three various socialist constructions of the past - history, folklore and tradition. Presented case study is based on seasonal holidays, which inhabitants of smaller Slovenian town Brezice have celebrated in the first decades after the Second World War. Mostly by comparing St. Roch's feast and Carnival celebrations the authoress compares pre- and post-war organization and performances at the holidays, their scenarios and their meanings for various groups of people. After the World War II the feast of St. Roch became restricted to private domains or to places owned by the churches and performed only by the alternative groups of people. In the early years of socialism Carnival was also considered as a tradition. But since its celebrations were mostly public and massive the tradition had to be transformed into folklore. Traditionality and folklorization of holidays are considered in the article and at the end of the text they are interpreted from the point of folklorism, heritage and legitimacy of tradition.
Mateja Habinc, Faculty of Humanities UP Koper, Faculty of tourism Studies Portoroz-Turistica, University of Primorska, Slovenia; www.uet.sav.sk/slovenskynarodopis.htm
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