Su mortu mortu vs Halloween. Questue infantili in Sardegna

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Abstract

The contribution investigates the relationship between traditional children's begging and Halloween in Sardinia. From the field research it emerged that in several centers Halloween has taken over the customary collection rounds, in others it coexists with them, but in most countries the festival of Anglo-Saxon origin has not yet spread since, in fact, traditional begging is vital. . These are two different ritual manifestations, expressions of historical and socio-cultural contexts but also different political-economic ones and yet the most well-known ritual symbols of the "American carnival" - the pumpkin with a lit candle, the ritual formula for requesting gifts and the threat of retaliation for the failure to give the goods - they are widely present in the island begging, to highlight the archaic origin of Halloween and, therefore, the recurrence of ritual practices and symbolisms, or rather a "common language" of the agro-pastoral societies of the past based on similar experiences and requests
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationHalloween. La festa delle zucche vuote
Pages97-116
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameANTROPOLOGIA CULTURALE E SOCIALE

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