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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 1, 233–245

UDK [398.332.1:393.7](477.86-11)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.01.233

Received 26.01.2017

MEMORIAL MOTIFS IN THE CALENDAR RITUALITY OF POKUTTIA`S UKRAINIANS

Kilar Anastasiya, Bachelor of History, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv,

Universytetska Street 1, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: anastasiyakilar@gmail.com

Abstract. The article is devoted to one of the most important aspects of Ukrainians’ spring domestic rites – honoring of dead ancestors. Attracting own fieldwork materials, the author clears up the main elements of funeral rites and their role in the Ukrainians’ daily life, including pokutyans’.

Keywords: Pokuttya, memorial grounds, spring, custom, ritual, Easter.

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