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Fayaz E, Gharbi M. The Ceremonial Idiomatic Expressions and Representation Sheshtamad, Sabzevar. CFL. 2016; 4 (8) :1-24
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Oral literature is a part of the non-material culture. It is a rich kind of literature and includes a variety of legends, songs, proverbs, riddles, idioms and so on. Each of these types has rich dimensions for cultural analysing. "Ara" /ærɒ/ is a common expression or term in oral literature of Sheshtamad, Sabzevar region. It denotes to a series of processes and actions and activities that using native aesthetic elements, make a ritual and ceremonial aspects to objects and affairs. This article investigates the application of this local and popular  idiomatic expresion for four ritual and ceremonial ceremonies like "Nakhl","Alam" , "Asbe Chobi"  and the "Asbe Hizomi" . The research question is why does a particular action become a ritual and ceremonial act and the  symbolic experesion of it become a ritual or ceremonial idiomatic experesion. The results indicates that each of these ceremonies show certain cultural and social meanings. "Ara"  as an idiomatic expression is for highlighting the importance of the ritual and ceremonial meanings ,concepts and in general the importance of that social ceremony, art and aesthetic also is for showing this importance. This highlighting is with the transition from the realm of everyday life to social, ritual and symbolic life, so this idiomatic expression can be considered as a mixture of art, ritual and ceremonial concept. Moments of human life represents in social dimensions of the communal spirit of society. Due to the enormous significance of social reproduction and representation, the society benifies from  main and the most important elements of itself ,that is art and aesthetic and ornamental elements to represent itself.
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Received: 2015/05/13 | Accepted: 2015/12/6 | Published: 2016/05/21

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