The spring rite of Jurauski Karahod is performed by residents of Pahost village on St George’s Day, and includes various ceremonial activities. Traditionally, the ritual involves two cycles. The first takes place in the courtyard, where animals are led out of the barn after winter. The second involves various ceremonial acts, including baking and distributing the ceremonial bread (Karahod) and burying the ‘black’ (sacrificial) bread. Despite the community’s concerted efforts, the element is threatened by numerous factors, including an ageing population, a shortage of jobs, globalisation, and the general socio-economic situation in the region.
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