One day in Begnishte

One day in Begnishte © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
7 minutes / Colour / 2008
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

The Orthodox New Year’s Eve is marked by the appearance of the Djolomari, the “old ones”, for a long day of ritual, which is both structured and frenetic.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 7 - THE PASTORAL LEGACY. The living icons of an idealized pastoral past can often be detected behind the masquerade, revealed by the abundance of fleece in the costumes and the tinkling of bells.

Films included in DVD 7: One day in Begnishte (7 minutes), The Silvesters of Urnäsch (12:30 minutes), The Day of the Masks on the Karst (14 minutes), The Day of the Rams in Gljev (17 minutes), St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada (17 minutes).

Region South-East Europe

Country Republic of Macedonia

Keywords Folklore Festivals / Carnival