The author wants to give an account on the calendar customs of a csango village in Moldova. The key motive of her analysis are customs as modes of organizing, maintaining, and functioning cultural information. She believes that the customs of hungarian csangos go beyond that, they show the ethnic specificity of the local culture, and these „ethnic” customs act as distinguishing features of the community. The custom system in this reading differentiates communities doubly, on a formal plain differentiates them towards the exterior, in its content this system offers internally a pattern of orientation for those inside it. Finally customs act as a frame for the whole of life and community (individual–the other–the dead and God), as well as the three temporal experiences (Past–Present–Future). The author brings up-to-date information to back her theoretical insights.

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