Ker Sari – The “Autumn Beer” in the Traditional and Modern Festive and Ritual Culture of the Chuvash
[Ker Sari – “osennee pivo” v traditsionnoi i sovremennoi prazdnichno-obriadovoi kul’ture chuvashei]
Type of publication: Research Article
Chuvash, ker sari, holiday, celebration, ritual, tradition, innovation, ethnic culture
The article examines the structure and local and territorial specificities of the traditional seasonal ritual of ker sari held in autumn. Its functions have been undergoing a transformation in the context of the present day festive culture of the Chuvach. As a ritual having to do with family and kinship, it still bears a relationship to the ancestor cult; however, as a rite adapting to the contemporary conditions in the urban milieu, ker sari gradually loses some of its former functions, retaining but a formal connection to the tradition owing to the general surface appearance.
Iagafova, E.A. 2017. Ker Sari – “osennee pivo” v traditsionnoi i sovremennoi prazdnichno-obriadovoi kul’ture chuvashei [Ker Sari – The “Autumn Beer” in the Traditional and Modern Festive and Ritual Culture of the Chuvash]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 154-166
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