Shrovetide

Hvojna 1

13 (a) kugàtu sə zəguv’àvə zə velìgden nə pùs gu vìkəme zàguv’èznite
When we would prepare for the Easter fast, we called it Shrovetide.

Skrŭt 3

36 (f) togàva na pòkladi večèrame bànici mèso se e zgotvìlo
Then on Shrovetide we have supper [together] – banitsa, meat was prepared.

37 (f) što sè e štò ostàne na prasèto li e
Any leftovers went to the animals, either the pig

38 (f) na kokòški li e izmìem panìci̥te togàj nèmaše pràx s pèpel
or the chickens. Then we wash the pans, with ash – there was no detergent powder then.

61 (GK) əxə a pòkladito kakvò e pòkladi
Aha. So – Shrovetide. What is Shrovetide?

62 (f) pòkladi zapòstuvame za bož za božìk tòe dèn’ ùslet saà se vèk’e
Shrovetide – we start the fast for Chr- for Christmas. From that day on one’s already

63 (f) dnèska zapòstuva se za božìk kòlko vrème sa pòsti
started to fast for Christmas [for] how [ever] much time the fast is.

64 (f) tàa vèčer k’e napràim bànica isprɤ̀žim petèl li k’e zakòl’at
That night we make banitsa, we fry up [meat] – people slaughter a rooster

65 (f) nèšto da ìma mèso da se zapòstuva pòkladi
or something so as to have meat, so as to start the fast, the Shrovetide observance.

66 (f) i k’i zapòstim na božìk togàj gi fàtim za vilìgden’
And we’ll start the fast. At Christmas we start it then. And at Easter

67 (f) pà pòkladi po zapòstuvame ednà nedèl’a pòstim ut sìrenetu̥
there’s Shrovetide again, and we start the fast. One week we have “white cheese fast”

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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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