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Folk Culture

Folk Culture

Our guide on this journey, relating to the popular culture of Skiathos, is mainly the excellent documents of Father George Rigas, as pointed out by typically Alki Kyriakidou in the preface of the third volume of the four-volume work "Skiathos popular culture" by George A. Rigas :

"The knowledge of our traditional culture, interested in everyone, folklorists and non, the phenomena of our culture do not live independently of their environment.

The love of the late Rigas George for his country, Skiathos, found the best and useful way to manifest in the writing of the great four-volume work "Skiathos popular culture".The big project "Skiathos pop culture" shows us the life of his country in its entirety and is thus a shining example of what is required by the modern interpretation of folklore by folklore observation. Does not evaluate our material delivers faithfully with conscientiousness. For this work Rigas had no standard, but created his own, to serve the next burn.
The value of the work of Rigas for the Greek folklore is in the exemplary, organizing of his material, a sample of critical spirit and guarantee the quality of his work. The research does not stop to describe the form of folklore phenomena, but goes in the mechanism of their creation from how it is, how they came to be such.

T. Tzoumas

Fotograph  : ''The Daughter of Skiathos'' G. Tsarouchis.
Edition of Gallery Zoumboulakis 1990

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