42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
Examining some elements of the peasant scale of values and morals amongst the Hungarians of Moldavia. The main factors affecting the scale of values in this ethnic group and rural society are: shame and conscience. Specific areas discussed: stealing (especially stealing food from the fields), community manifestations/phenomena (community shaming or approval/disapproval), collective offering of help (mainly within the network of extended family and neighbors), handwork/handcrafts/traditional handcrafts as life-quality improving factors (making of roof shingles and other practical objects from wood, barrel making, basket weaving, ceramics, leather crafts, furriers), being raised with a strong work ethic, inheritance, distortions of peasant values. By Halász Péter.