American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Popular Religious Artistic Creation and Pilgrimage Tourism
Nicos Rodosthenous PhD, Manolis Varvounis PhD

This study examines the relationship between contemporary folk art and forms of pilgrimage tourism. These are objects that are manufactured today, often modelled on older forms, which are available to pilgrims for purchase, so that they may retain the memory of the pilgrimage after leaving. Here are also included the so-called “items of piety”, at least in their most modern version. These are contemporary and modern forms of folk art, which are significant for the study of both the phenomenon of pilgrimage and contemporary forms of Greek folk religiosity.

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