folklore: Hora

What Exactly Is The Legend, “La Mala Hora” ? I’m doing an English project on Urban Legends, and I’m doing the “La Mala Hora.” Someone give me some info on where and how it originated and what it is? Thanks! (:

Download and print folklore: Hora sheet music’s identified as coming from the early 1980’s which from the details sounds about right.

Other Cultures & Groups: Atheists and Agnostics: What about religion that has rubbed you the wrong way? And do you hate all religions? Or just Abrahamic religions?
That priest rubbed me the wrong way, lol just kidding. Personally I just don’t like people pushing their beliefs on me or other people. People should be allowed to approach things open mindedly and not be indoctrinated as younglings.

they’ve all been translated through the words of man and it’s man i don’t trust. you ever play telephone in school? just picture that times 2000 years

I don’t hate religion, I just don’t have faith in it. That’s the whole point right, lol. There’s just not enough solid proof for me to base my life around the rules made up by supposed prophets and martyrs and sons of god.But I think religion can be useful and even beautiful in what it inspires in people, especially through art. But what it also inspires scares me, the hatred and the violence.

Roman Catholic.I don’t HATE any religions, I just don’t believe in any. Sure there are some things I don’t like about Christianity, but I have a deep interest for it. In fact, I’m wearing a Celtic Cross right now.

I am against religion, period. I am on the fence about whether a Higher Power exists. some days I’m 60/40 atheist/theist, others I’m 40/60.

The hierarchy, the way religion is used as an excuse for horrible and clearly wrong things: war, discrimination, witchhunt, crusades, inquisition, STD’s because condoms are deemed wrong, population growth..Definitely not just abrahamic, economic fairytales are just as detrimental

I grew up in a southern baptist household, I’ve actually sit though many sermons, I’ve even taken a bibliography class in high school as an elective. My mind state just couldn’t make the leap to believing in such things, then once you learn about the Greek Gods, and the Egyptian Gods (Horas) and the African Gods, the great JuJu of the mountains, all it equates to is people trying to find a reason for their existence, some people use folklore, some people use more elaborate things like books, but all it equates to is a belief system, nothing more. I think the universe is so much more then that, there are enough answers and math/sciences in the world to get a better understanding of the true nature of things, no God needed, just curiosity.

a dance named ‘HORA” -is jewish 100% or imported from romanian folklore? anywhere ,anytime, any romanian can point that ‘hora’ belongs to romanians.
The Romanian and the Jewish “Hora” is not the same dance, so through that you can say that the Romanian “Hora” is 100% Romanian and that the Jewish “Hora” is 100% Jewish.

Hora in Romania and Moldova Dancing the hora on Dealul Spirii (Spirii Hill), Bucharest (1857 lithograph)Hora (pl. hore) is a traditional Romanian folk dance that gathers everyone into a big closed circle. The dancers hold each other’s hands and the circle spins, usually clockwise, as each participant follows a sequence of three steps forward and one step back. The dance is usually accompanied by musical instruments such as the cymbalum, accordion, violin, viola, double bass, saxophone, trumpet or even the panflute.Hora is popular during wedding celebrations and festivals, and is an essential part of the social entertainment in rural areas. One of the most famous hore is the Hora Unirii (Hora of the Union), which became a Romanian patriotic song as a result of being the hymn when Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the Principality of Romania in 1859. During the 2006/2007 New Year’s Eve celebration, when Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, people were dancing Hora Bucuriei (Hora of Joy) over the boulevards of Bucharest as a tribute to the EU anthem, Ode to Joy. Some of the biggest hora circles can be found on early 20th century movies filmed by the Manakia brothers in Pindus, Greece and performed by local Aromanians. Jewish/Israeli HorahA different dance, also called the Horah, is the most popular of Jewish folk dances and played a foundational role in modern Israeli folk dancing. It is usually performed to Jewish or Israeli folk songs, typically to the music of Hava Nagila.To start the dance, everybody forms a circle, holding hands, and steps forward toward the right with the left foot, then follows with the right foot. The left foot is then brought back, followed by the right foot. This is done while holding hands and circling together in a fast and cheerful motion to the right. Large groups allow for the creation of several concentric circles.In the early days, Horah was popular mainly in the Kibbutzim and small communities. Later it became a must in group dances throughout Israel, and at weddings and other celebrations by Jews in Israel, the United States and Canada. The dance appeared in North America in the early 20th century, well before modern Israeli independence, brought directly from Eastern Europe by Jewish immigrants.At bar and bat mitzvahs, it is custom to raise the honoree and his or her family members on a chair during the horah. This is also done at many Jewish weddings.As you can see, both are a circle dance, with different steps.

What’s “La Mala Hora”? Lately I’ve been seeing creepy things. I’ve been seeing persons and when i see back they vanish. And this always happens late in the midnight.when it’s supposedly “La Mala Hora”. But i really don’t know the legend of it. Anybody knows the folklore to it ?
It means the bad hour and if U go to YouTube and type urban legend 4 la mala hora it tells U about it. I’m assuming I didn’t click on it im home by myself lol. Also There was or prob still is, a radio show in Mexico called la mano peluda and my mom would listen to that while she was getting ready for bed. Nerves if steel, that woman 🙂

La Malhora only appears at a crossroads when someone is going to die. Or believed to be delivering the message of Death. * all in all., you need to be at some sort of crossroad and if you happen to see the demon woman know as la mala hora at the crossroad. then it’s believed to be a message – that death is near. ( i.e. someone you know is going to die.)


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Hi. I'm music arranger and composer. Mostly focus on classical genres. Also give music lessons.
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