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New Year Festival
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

In societies that must adapt and respond to an environment dominated by marked seasonal variations (Seasons), the rhythms of the year are fundamental to the economic and social life of the community. Each New Year festival reflects a specific social structure, which is characterized in turn by a specific perception and assessment of the natural environment. Therefore a phenomenological listing of the various …

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Mohn, Jürgen and Praßl, Franz Karl, “New Year Festival”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024076>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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