A Seminar from a Turcologist

Within the framework of the project “Our Intangible Heritage A Value for the Future”, we invited Turcologist Prof. Dr. Saim Sakaoglu. He is an important academician and has many books about Konya’s folklore. He gave a lecture about intangible heritages of Konya. We learned about some forgotten traditional games and toys. Origin of streets and … Read moreA Seminar from a Turcologist

Oral Transmission & Story Telling

      One of the designated activities included in our Erasmus+ European program titled “Our Intangible Heritage, a Value for the Future” is the Folklore and Oral transmission traditions (activity P4).In this month some students brought a family elders and asked them to tell some stories about Konya and its surrondings to the class. It was a … Read moreOral Transmission & Story Telling

Storry telling at Karditsa, Greece

Near Plastira’s Lake, 32 km from the town of Karditsa on the “Agrafa” mountain, at an altitude of 1200 meters, there is the picturesque village of Fylakti. The inhabitants of Fylakti in the winter are mostly elderly people who, despite their everyday adversities, choose to stay in their birthplace. One of them is Mr. Vassilis (a … Read moreStorry telling at Karditsa, Greece

Carnival 2019 – Pico

In the Azores “Carnaval” is celebrated with a mixture of festivities, dances, parades, marches, satirical plays and even typical popular theatre that ironizes the Azorean lifestyle and regional political figures. During the “Carnaval” weekend and the following Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of people will get together, wearing all sorts of costumes and masks, dancing and … Read moreCarnival 2019 – Pico

Traditional patterns

Estonian traditional costumes Estonian traditional costumes are a very important part of our folklore and culture. Each region has its own traditional garments with different techniques and patterns. Embroidered and knitted patterns have been mostly geometrical or floral. The Mulgi region is famous for its archaic patterns – medieval patterns embroidered in irregular order. These … Read moreTraditional patterns