Month: January 2018

In Winter, Old German Tradition Celebrates Bird Mating Season

The following article by Gary Clark (texasbirder@comcast.net) was first published in the Houston Chronicle Star on Saturday, January 20, 2018 and is reprinted here with the author’s permission.             The Sorbs of Lusatia, Germany, celebrated an ancient winter tradition known as Vogelhochzeit, or the “Bird’s Wedding.” Reader Leo Symmank – whose ancestors …

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Autochthonism of the Wends or Serbo-Lusatians

This article by the Reverend Francis Domanski, S. J. first appeared in the Bulletin of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America in July 1944. Authochthonism – the state of being aboriginal or native to a particular area. AUTOCHTHONISM OF THE WENDS or SORBO-LUSATIANS By the Rev. Francis Domanski, S. J. “Durch die …

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