[Boulder, Colo.?] : East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.
Book — xxii, 188 p. ; 23 cm.
Describes in detail the traditions and beliefs of the people of Subcarpathian Rus' - traditions which have been handed down, generation to generation, for hundreds of years. The text discusses the rites of the 14 celebrations in the annual church calendar, from Christmas and the Epiphany to Lent and Easter. There are detailed descriptions of the festivals on the occasions of births, baptisms, weddings and funerals. Also explored are Rusyn beliefs in supernatural beings and accounts of sightings of demons, witches and vampires. (source: Nielsen Book Data)