Logpulling at the Slovenian Rába region

Logpulling at the Slovenian Rába region

Historically the spread of logpulling characterized the border of Hungary, Austria and Slovenia. This a dramatic, popular custom that is practiced in February if nobody get married.

The difference between the Slovenian custom of logpulling and the Hungarian and Austrian is that the participants speak Hungarian and Slovenian. They also observe it even today, if nobody gets married during the carnival. Herewith in the custom not only preserves the language, but also strengthens the identity of the community. The aim is to inspire the youth to marry and have a family. Nowadays it is more important than it was earlier. In the life of the Slovenian people it is important that this tradition maintained within this region.

Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Elemér Muharay Folk Art Assosiation
Assosiation of Hungarian Folk Artists
Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kriza János Ethnographic Society
Hungarian Ethnographic Society
Museum of Ethnography
Hungarian Heritage House
National Cultural Institute