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FINDING THE SACRED IN THE PROFANE: THE MARDI GRAS IN BASILE, LOUISIANA

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dc.contributor.author Guglielmi, Luc
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-30T09:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-30T09:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Guglielmi, L. (2020). Finding the sacred in the profane: The Mardi Gras in Basile, Louisiana. Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, 7(1). http://journaldialogue.org/issues/v7-issue-1/finding-the-sacred-in-the-profane/ en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2378-2331
dc.identifier.uri http://journaldialogue.org/issues/v7-issue-1/finding-the-sacred-in-the-profane/
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/6351
dc.description.abstract In Basile, a small community in Southwest Louisiana, there would not be any Mardi Gras without Ash Wednesday and vice-versa. Most of the people in Basile speak of Ash Wednesday when defining the Mardi Gras as there is a reciprocal spiritual relationship between Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday. The people from Basile, therefore, in giving equal spiritual value to these two feasts, assign a liturgical value to Mardi Gras because they need, and will admit this freely, to have a good Mardi Gras in order to enter into the sacred season of Lent. Mardi Gras performs a function that is similar to the other religious feasts which have been established to break the monotony of the liturgical cycle. Folklorists who have studied Mardi Gras in Basile support the idea that it is the same people dancing, singing, eating and drinking that one finds at Mardi Gras who will kneel before the priest to receive their ashes (Ware 1994, Lindhal 1996a, Mire). The Church tolerates and/or accepts the Carnival as a necessity. By accepting the carnival within its liturgical time, the Church exerts better control over that time of the year. Keywords: folklore, Mardi Gras, Southern, sacred, profane en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy;Volume 7, Issue 1 — Bodies in Motion: Challenging Imagery, Tradition, and Teaching
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Type of access: Open Access en_US
dc.title FINDING THE SACRED IN THE PROFANE: THE MARDI GRAS IN BASILE, LOUISIANA en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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