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1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 10ddr: Vogelhochzeit

1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 10ddr: Vogelhochzeit

Translation of name: Sorbian folk customs: Bird's wedding

Translation of text on stamp:

Top: 10 DDR

Left (from bottom to top): Bird's wedding (in German)

Right (from top to bottom): Sorbian folk customs

Bottom: Bird's wedding (in Upper Sorbian)

Folk customs, traditions, legends and myths abound in Sorbian culture. January 25th of each year marks the date of the Bird's wedding, a custom in which children are rewarded by the 'birds' that have been fed all winter and then want to celebrate and reward the children with candy and cookies. In some areas, the younger grades of school dress up for the celebration. ***If you would like to submit a photo of such a celebration please do so for select inclusion on this topic as well as other customs in the future***

Other stamps in this series:

1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 20ddr: Zampern 1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 25ddr: Waleien 1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 35ddr: Ostereiermalen 1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 40ddr: Johannisreiter 1982 Sorbische Volksbräuche 50ddr: Bescherkind

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