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Saying farewell in Dobrepolje

The article discusses the preparations for saying farewell to the deceased in the ethnologically interesting Dobrepolje Valley. In these events, the religious element is given major emphasis. Further emphasis is on the forms of assistance from the village community and neighbours when somebody loses a family member. The article also draws attention to the general social and cultural changes in the second half of the 20th century which left their mark on funeral customs.