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    Anonymous

    [img width=700 height=466]http://jiznimorava.fkaleidoskop.cz/imagebank/4831569///T10_381%20%20Tvrdonice%202010,%20%20foto%20c%20Ji%C5%99%C3%AD%20Janda.jpg” />

    I think that's Břeclav or somewhere in Jížna Morava, right? What the hell is this bird-mating dance? Does it have a name? What is it about? Around May first or when? Are they dancing around a Maibaum? Sure must be about girls.

    I would be very happy if anyone has some articles (possibly in English) about this dance or would share some info.

    #427238

    Anonymous

    Found a video about that dance. :) Lookss better than just on pictures. I still don't know the purpose of the dance and the whole procesion. I know they have hody in other Moravian villages aswell but I'm interested in that dance from Břeclav. Any info would do great! :D

    Stará Břeclav
    (this one's more of a short version?)

    Hody 9.10.1994.wmv

    #427239

    Anonymous

    Yes, Břeclav is in South Moravia. The dance has name. It's called Verbuňk, which can be roughly translated as "recruitment; dance of recruits". So you can guess, where is the old origin of this dance. But you can be sure that, that now they do it already long time just because of girls (and to confuse Štajerci;-)). The event is called Hody ("feast") and it's in autumn. But despite this fact, they are truly dance around máj/májka (Maibaum)!

    The dance is part of Unesco culture heritage of Czech Republic, so I found this in English: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00147 and better and longer info in Czech: http://www.nulk.cz/Informace.aspx?sid=138&em=9 (there is also part about function of this dance)

    For more info you have to ask someone from this crazy part of Moravia, but I hope that I helped you at least a little bit.

    #427240

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    Yes, Břeclav is in South Moravia. The dance has name. It's called Verbuňk, which can be roughly translated as "recruitment; dance of recruits". So you can guess, where is the old origin of this dance. But you can be sure that, that now they do it already long time just because of girls (and to confuse Štajerci;-)). The event is called Hody ("feast") and it's in autumn. But despite this fact, they are truly dance around máj/májka (Maibaum)!

    The dance is part of Unesco culture heritage of Czech Republic, so I found this in English: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00147 and better and longer info in Czech: http://www.nulk.cz/Informace.aspx?sid=138&em=9 (there is also part about function of this dance)

    For more info you have to ask someone from this crazy part of Moravia, but I hope that I helped you at least a little bit.

    Thank you very much! :D I thought it has something to do with going to army, I could hear that from their singing. The mlaj tree was confusing as one asociates it with spring but those hody seem to be in august ot october there. No wonder we poor Štajerci get confused then. ;)

    The link you gave is also great, it explains things nicely in a not too long manner. It seems all are quite similar but that brom Břeclav seems somehow the most caracteristic to me – perhaps only because I saw that one first … I think that one would be worth going up there and watch it in person. A nice 2 day trip. You get there, watch hody, drink all the beer, sleepover in a hotel and next day you drive back home. ;D

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    I think that one would be worth going up there and watch it in person. A nice 2 day trip. You get there, watch hody, drink all the beer, sleepover in a hotel and next day you drive back home. ;D

    I would favour wine and some pálenka in that region, but otherwise it sounds like a great idea 8)

    #427242

    Anonymous
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    I would favour wine and some pálenka in that region, but otherwise it sounds like a great idea 8)

    Well, could do all 3, even better. Šnops pa pir, dead sure combo. ;D

    #427243

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    Šnops pa pir

    ???

    šnops is Schnaps? pir is Bier? Or is it something completely different?

    #427244

    Anonymous
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    ???

    šnops is Schnaps? pir is Bier? Or is it something completely different?

    No, your guesses were completely right. Germanisms in Slovene dialects and standard language have mostly kept the same meaning, unlike Czech-Slovene false friends (otroci, hlapci etc.). ;)

    Perhaps one last question, are there any special websites where the dates for the annual Verbuňks and hody are listed or would one have to check the sites of the local communities?

    #427245

    Anonymous
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    No, your guesses were completely right. Germanisms in Slovene dialects and standard language have mostly kept the same meaning, unlike Czech-Slovene false friends (otroci, hlapci etc.). ;)

    Perhaps one last question, are there any special websites where the dates for the annual Verbuňks and hody are listed or would one have to check the sites of the local communities?

    <br /:D” title=”>:D” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> We also say šnaps colloquially

    So for the events I'm no expert and now is probably too soon to search, but in summer you can try to search here: http://www.jizni-morava.cz/?tpl=52&kat=94&typakce=14 or here: http://www.kalendarakci.atlasceska.cz/folklor-a-lidove-tradice/jihomoravsky-kraj/ (I set this for south moravia and for folklore events. In section okres you can narrow searching down for concrete "county", or in section obec for concrete city or village. Or ask me again in summer and I can try to use my google-fu to search something for you (now it's too early to search for autumn events).

    #427246

    Anonymous
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    <br /:D” title=”>:D” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> We also say šnaps colloquially

    So for the events I'm no expert and now is probably too soon to search, but in summer you can try to search here: http://www.jizni-morava.cz/?tpl=52&kat=94&typakce=14 or here: http://www.kalendarakci.atlasceska.cz/folklor-a-lidove-tradice/jihomoravsky-kraj/ (I set this for south moravia and for folklore events. In section okres you can narrow searching down for concrete "county", or in section obec for concrete city or village. Or ask me again in summer and I can try to use my google-fu to search something for you (now it's too early to search for autumn events).

    Thank you a lot. :)

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