44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Kozák József writes about the possible origin of the word regölés (a New Year's custom). After examining various possibilities which would connect this word to finnugor origins (for example drawing a connection to the trance which the shaman falls into, or with the word for warmth, or with the word which means to cover, or hide); he tells us his theory that regölés, comes instead from the word (not of finnugor origin) which means beginning, of for example, the new year. With this argument, Kozák emphasizes that research in this area should look for the most logical explanation instead of always trying only to draw connections to finnugor origins.