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SN-007a A08 customs
SM-001b A04 customs On the eve of San Juan a fire was lit with the hay blessed by San Juan the previous year. The people would jump over the fire and exclaim “ The Mayor out !” or “The Mange out !” or whatever. On the eve of San Juan they took water from the well.With the dew they would strip off from the waist up and they would roll in the grass. One kid was born “stunted” and they made a fissure in an oaktree. On the night of San Juan they brought him there to the tree. There were two Juans and they said three times: "Don Juan, karrak Juan, Viva San Juan" and sticking the kid through the fissure. Nowadays, that kid has six children.
SM-005a A08 anecdote About Trinidad Urtasun: How the speaker meet her when in the house of the aunt. That night he didn’t like her. How he asked Trinidad for the first time to marry him. There were six peditions of marraige. The young man from Bozate sent his parents to speak to Perpetua instead of going himself. How he decided in the end to accept Trinidad.
I-041 B04 With the blessed branches from the day of San Juan they would make the bonfire the following year and they would jump over saying “ out with the mange”.
I-048 B15 When they were kids they used to collect gorse. At nightfall they would light up a fire and jump over it.They carried water home from the fountain.
S-014b A05 beliefs - religion: On Holy Saturday a fire was lit at the door of the church. They would go home and light the “new fire”. They would take holy water home in a bottle. When her mother died her father took the bottle of holy water to the cementary and left it there as an offering to her mother.The whole house was blessed with that holy water.Three different types of herbs were picked and when the bells began to ring, they were put under the mattress so as to be kept free of witches during the whole year.With the arrival of San Miguel the women used to go out and bless the fields.When the bells of Santa Agueda were rung, they would go to Santa Bárbara. There they would light a fire.On the night of San Juan they would also light a fire. They would go to the healthy well and make chocolate.Saint Peter and Saint John were the happy saints.
X-021a A01 carnival: - animals: - religion: Saint John He is an anthropologist and those people are studying the Carnival. It is a difficult job, as each village has its own characters. In the villages of Euskal Herria the customs have been lost to a great extent. But it must be said that Carnivalis something that has been common to most European cities. More than a prelude to Lent, he understands Carnivalas a tradition tied to the land. “Inauteri” (Carnival) and “Aratuste” (?) is a pair. The characteristic of that phase is the pruning. Moreover, the par “mozorro” (fancy-dress) and “zomorro” (insect), as well as fancy-dress, also means “the process of insectization”. The young people go from house to house collecting the cherry, and the cherry in this case was the tithe. With this they made the magic spell: as they had got their cherry in February, the insects would not come in the summer. Society manifested its apprehensions. Although now it is seen as a big party, wine and alcohol also had its magic side to it. The insects have always died in alcohol and so they drank wine with the aim of alienating the pestilences. The mosquitos and the grasshoppers have been the archetypal insects in Europe. On the one hand the plague from the grasshoppers were very bad, and on the other, the mosquitos were the cause of malaria. Even today, in Germany there is a “pestilence tribunal”. The giants are a symbol of hunger, as their stomachs are insatiable. There are also certain dances which have a sense of a pruning process, such as “jorrai dantza”. Consequently, at one time these were customs related to work. And it has to be said, that they became mixed in with religious beliefs.The characters from Ituren and Zubieta carry in their hands both bells and horse tails.These instruments are what the animals use against the insects.In Christianity, Beelzebub has the ethymological meaning of “lord of the flies”.That is to say, that the Devil is related to the flies.(13:16”) The bear: It always comes out in February, a symbol of the end of winter and the arrival of spring. And with his arrival comes that of the gypsies. That is also a very old element.Although the Concilios were against Carnival, the people kept up the customs. Although things changed, they had some ideas very clear: masks, “errain behar” (to have to hide?), “zaldikoak” (in all Europe) and arabs, jews and gypsies. These would be the most important fancy dress costumes for the carnivals. Symmetrically you have the fiesta of San Juan with those of February. The people dress up (become insects) in Carnivaland on the eve of San Juan, and the insects are burnt on the bonfires. These two fiestas complement each other. The carnivals change their calendar dates just like the new moon.He is going to publish a book.(19:10”) Goodbye.