THE LAMENT TRADITION AMONG THE UZBEKS


FEDAKAR S.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.87, pp.122-135, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-135

Abstract

The practices related to natural occurrences and the transition periods in human life are listed under the title of "Ceremonial Folklore (Merasim Folklori)" in Uzbek folklore. One of the practices performed during the transitional periods in human life is called "Mourning Ceremony (Matem Merasimi)" among the Uzbeks. The mourning ceremony consist of the practices and the laments performed as soon as the news of death is received, during the burial, on the seventh, twentieth, and fortieth day after the burial, and also practices and laments performed until a year has passed from the burial. A general term used for Uzbek laments is called "Mourning Songs (Matem Kosiklari)" and those laments may have different names in accordance with their place and time of performance.