The third number of Národopisná revue (Ethnographie Review) is again predominantly devoted to folkloric issues. The last contributions from the XII. Strážnice Symposium, held 1991, are published here. H. Bočková demonstrates various expressions of folklorism in the traditional customs and celebrations in Brno and its neighborhoods in her study entitled Folklorism and folk habits. From the diversified manifestations of folklorism the author selected some examples of the application of folk customs to enhance social and cultural events of the club and school VESNA by the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th Century. She establishes that the beginnings of folklorism go back to the approach to the people at age of enlightment (village people performing their customs to please the nobility). She maintains that there are Signals of original practices dying out in the course of further development of the changing society in Moravia.
Part of folklorism are ethnographic festivals, "Strážnice" is acknowledged to be one of the oldest folklore festivals in Europe. Its programme structure and perspectives were the topics of a separate colloquium in Brno, in November 1992. The main papers were presented by J. Jančář (The Importance of the Strážnice Festival within the context of the transformations of the present day culture) and Karel Pavlištík (The programme structure of the International folklore festival Strážnice - problems and perspectives). In additions to that the copy contains also valuable Impulses from the discussion to this topic (M. Brtník, H. Laudová, L. Kunz, l. Vojancová and many others).
Interesting viewpoints to questions of modernity and tradition are presented in an essay by Vladislav Stanovský who Supports the UNESCO recommendation for the protection of traditional culture and folklore.
Also the third number of NR brings a profile of an important photographer from Moravia. This time it is devoted to Josef Šíma (born 1859 in Prague), painter and designer in Prague and Brno. As well as the previous ones, also this number is closed by a series of book and exhibition reviews as well as informations on Conferences in the field of ethnography.