Albotina, loc spiritual și identitar pentru românii dintre Vidin, Dunăre și Timoc

Țîrcomnicu, Emil (Articol)

“On the road that connects the villages Gradeț and Rahova at 20 km from Vidin, in a wood known as Albotina, huarded by a former Ortodox monastery built in the XIIIth century, the Romanian community from Bulgaria gather on the second day of Easter to celebrate an important holiday. Here they have a sort of a ritual round dance dedicated to all young people who died in the year passed. One of the community leader told us that till 20 years ago they heald the ritual ‘frăsinelul’, a custom which survived into the entire area of Oltenia county, Romania.”

Cuvinte cheie: Albotin monastery, etnografie, identitate etnică, mănăstirea Albotina, minoritate românească, Romanian minority, and Timoc

Anuarul Institutului de Etnografie și Folclor „Constantin Brăiloiu”

2010, Tom 21, p. 143-150