Intangible heritage

Review of documented digitizers
20. February, 2020

Bozsok egg painters

Lajos Merics has been making painted Easter eggs for almost 40 years. Both her daughter and her son-in-law learned the craft. Since 1995, they participate in competitions. Katalin Horváthné Merics was given the title of egg painter folk artist. Blown eggs are decorated with scratched, engraved techniques. They also make pierced eggs. Mrs. Mersics Lajos…
10. February, 2020


Melinci is today synonymous with brick making. From the year 1992 , TD Brod presents this activity at the Brick-making Days, especially the brick-making and brick-firing. There is also an outdoor brick wall for touristic purposes, where visitors can familiarize themselves with the craft. Of the 244 houses, 111 are built of homemade bricks or…
10. February, 2020

Büjrašvo (dam construction)

Whenever the Mura River flooded, it carried away the mills and the boats, and the river flooded the fields and houses while creating a new bed for itself. These were the times when büjranje (dam repair, dam building) was needed along the river – by reinforcing the river bed, and building dams to withhold the…
18. August, 2020

Časar’s Mill

The Časar water mill in Berkovci ceased working in 1968 and, since 2000, it has become a museum, registered as Immobile Cultural Heritage, nr. EŠD 9272. It is a two-storeyed wooden mill structure, built in 1930. In 1946, the water wheel was replaced by a Francis turbine, the additional power came from a piston engine,…
10. February, 2020

Decorated well

At New Year's Eve, people affixed small pine trees (krispan) to the wells, decorated with colorful ribbons to provide good and fresh water throughout the year. This was the custom in the villages of Goričko too. As the housewife in Felsőszölnök/Gornji Senik put the decorated pine tree on the well of the house, she said:…
18. August, 2020

Decorating Easter eggs – Easter Egg Decoration in Dobrovnik

Remenke or remenice are decorated Easter eggs. The widely known traditional technique of egg decoration called batik (with wax and paint) is characteristic for Ravensko and Dólinsko. The basis for decoration is blown eggs. Remenke are made and exhibited during the Easter holidays, and as souvenirs for tourists throughout the year. The batik technique started…
3. March, 2020

Description of thrush-catching in the Slovenian dialect of Apátistvánfalva

The first Slovenian scholar of the Slovenes in Hungary, recorded phonetically the process of thrush-catching in Hungarian and in the Slovenian dialect of Apátistvánfalva. He documented thereby the typical phonetics, sentence structure and words of the local dialect in the 1940s.
10. February, 2020

Gančani May-pole

In Gančani, erecting May-pole is part of the rural heritage. Basically, it is a religious folk festivity. In Gančani, erection of May poles dates back to 1919, when the young set them up in honor of Virgin Mary for their lucky return from the First World War. The 18-year-olds gathered on the first Friday of…
20. February, 2020

Kercaszomor saying

“Devils will take you like Turks took away Balázs Pap!” Historical sources also support oral tradition, for, in the 17th century, the Turks indeed carried off a person named Balázs Pap from Szomoróc.
18. August, 2020

Kisilak Cobblers

The cobbler's shop Kisilak is the last in Pomurje that makes shoes. In the 1930s, Karel had a lorry and 15 workers, who made and sold shoes at fairs all over Prekmurje, Croatia (as far as Legrad) and in Styria. Geza, Sr. took over his father’s workshop in 1962 and managed it up to 2010,…
20. February, 2020

Landscape monograph of the Őrség from Bajánsenye

The description of Örség, e.g.: Its Nature, History, Its inhabitants, their habits and language habits, collected by György Nemes-Népi Zakál: In the Year of 1818th in Senyeháza. The manuscript was first published in 1985 and then in 2002. It contains geographic, historical and ethnographic data about the villages of Őrség.
20. February, 2020

Legend from Ostffyasszonyfa

The legend of Ostffy Miklós in the Scythe House is about a local landlord who stuck to his Protestant faith during the Counter-Reformation. Ostffy's castle was destroyed by the Austrian emperor's troops. He escaped but was later captured. According to the legend, he was locked in the scythe house in Vienna, where scythes cut up…
3. March, 2020

Log-pulling of Slovenians in the Rába Region

The log-pulling at the end of the carnival is a fun mock marriage game where the log is dragged – by the “bride” and the “groom” as well as girls and boys dressed as best men and bridesmaids and dressed in costumes – to the center of the village. Slovenian customs in the Rába region…
21. February, 2020

Painted egg motifs in Bucsu

The most widespread technique for painting Easter eggs was to “write” the raw egg with wax. The surface of the egg was divided into halves or quarters. The names of motifs on “written” eggs: “8 or 24 hearts”, “rope drum”, “leaf” and “rake”. The “rope drum” pattern is known in the Transdanubian region. Some say…
20. February, 2020

Pentecostal queen procession of Nemesládony

It was customary for the Pentecostal queen or princess to have a procession. The custom was still alive in the early 1960s. The girls asked for admission into the houses, where they sang the greeting song entitled “God brought us the red Pentecost Day”. Four girls, held a flower-patterned scarf above the smallest, fifth girl…
10. February, 2020


Pottery was the most common craft activity, with at least one potter living in almost every village. In the Prekmurje region, two groups of potters can be distinguished based on their decoration and method of baking: the potters of Filovci and Goričko. Those from Filovci were known for their “black baked” pots. The Pütra, was…
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