forgiveness ritual

Hvojna 1

24 (a) pò vɤ̀zrəsnite č’ɛ̀kət nəlì mlàdit’e də dòdət də sə pruštàvət
The older adults wait for the younger ones to come to ask forgiveness [since]

25 (a) tu̥và e d’èn’ zə pruštàvəne zə c’àlə gud’ìnə nòs’ət həlvʌ̀ i rəkìjə
this is the day of forgiving for the entire year. [The younger ones] bring halva and brandy

26 (a) nə pò vʌ̀zrəsnit’e i fàštə rəkɤ̀tə celùvə pruštàvəj kəkvòtu sm’e zgreš’ìli
to the older ones. They kiss their hands, [saying] “Forgive us whatever we have sinned.”

27 (a) i stàrijə ti kàž’e pròstu də ti je
And the older one says to you “You are forgiven.”

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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