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Traditional Manual Bell Ringing and the Bell Founders´ Role in Slovakia

Traditional Manual Bell Ringing and the Bell Founders´ Role in Slovakia

Traditional Manual Bell Ringing and the Bell Founders´ Role in Slovakia 800 533 Centrum pre tradičnú ľudovú kultúru

Bells, as both musical instruments and ritual objects, have been used in several cultures of the world as a means of summoning people to religious services, announcing the time, deaths, arrivals of honorary visitors, warnings before danger, fires or floods, the means of preventing storms and gales and announcing lots of other occurrences related to people’s lives since times unknown. Traditional manual ringing and the bell founder’s post in Slovakia can be defined as traditional and best techniques of making bells ring. Bells and traditional manual ringing, which is inseparable from the bell founder’s job, have been a significant part of the identity, culture and historical tradition in our territory since the most ancient period of our national history until today. The tradition is definitely confirmed by numerous evidence, documents and references in material and written historical sources. 

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Proposal by

Mgr. Juraj Gembický, Košice

Year of Inscription

2011

Certificate number

KCTLK-RZNKD-2011/020

Tradičné ručné zvonenie na zvony a funkcia zvonárov na Slovensku

   

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