44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Children's world of the Bodrogköz region Darmos István's paper on life of children in this area focuses mainly on the time prior toW.W.II, before the „disintegration of traditional culture". At that time in these poor agricultural communities, the children helped with all levels of the household chores and farmwork, leaving actually very little or no time to play. „Play” happened in the winter while shucking corn, they made their own toys, made games out of the work itself, sang, played while tending the grazing stock. On Sundays after the housework, lunch and afternoon mass, there was a short time for taking a walk, talk, games, singing, girl's circle dance.