Tápai Búcsú was nationally famous, and the village received the right of farewell about 400 years ago. In recent years, it has begun to become more extensive and more populated, which is why the organizers thought it was a more worthy occasion to recognize the work done for Tápe.
Laszlo Putka presented the commemorative medal to Józsefne Eperjes, professional leader of Gyékényzőzőtt Egyesület. The mayor recognized Tabby as a community capable of coming together, and Rozsa Csikseni as a representative of the region who is constantly brimming with ideas.
Also thanks to this, Tabby became richer, a nursery was opened, the kindergarten expanded, and roads and sidewalks were renovated in cooperation with local residents. Rózsa Szécsény, although only people born in Táby can receive the commemorative medal, with a bouquet of flowers for Keti Szydlo, who organized the farewell.
Mrs. Joseph Eberges, Tika was moved to tears by this confession, and she and her mother, Big Tika, were happy, while also telling that “Little” Tika had learned the tricks of mat weaving from her mother, “Big” Tika, and even today scolds her if she thinks she doesn’t do it. correctly. It is also good that they both witnessed the resumption of Tápai Búcsú, as they saw that thousands of people came there during the day. “It meant something else to us, we always have new clothes and something to say goodbye to,” said “Little” Tika, who was recently awarded the Taper Memorial Medal, but now the farewell seems to be slowly regaining its lustre.
Terézia Józsefné Fodor Eperjesi has thousands of links with Tápe. He is a member of the deep-rooted Tapai family, and his parents and grandparents are also Tapai. He was born here, he lives here, and his children and grandchildren live here. He first encountered public education at the end of the nineties. He was instrumental in establishing the carpet workshop located in the Cultural Center from the beginning and continues to manage it to this day, and is currently the head of the workshop.
He is a founding member and current vice-president of the Jikini Woven Association, whose members still doggedly preserve the typical mat-weaving tradition of Tápe, which may not be visible without his works. He considers it an important task to transfer the science of using traditional and innovative mats to children.
Over a long period of time, the use of tapi mats has developed to a level where every sphere of life is woven and intertwined with the fibers of the mat, which accompany the worker from cradle to grave. Józsefné Eperjesi, Tika’s life has been intertwined and intertwined since the birth of the cattail.
“As a native Tapa, who grew up in the atmosphere of mat processing, I feel it is my primary duty to preserve and pass on the traditions of Tapa. In my childhood, my grandmother and mother almost stuck with me with the knowledge that this craft could encompass. For a token fee, I prepared the materials for them, and wrapped Al-Ejan Carpets. As one of the founding members of the association, I actively participate in nurturing and transmitting carpet weaving traditions.”-Józsefné Eperjes, Teca, testified about herself.
Tabby’s patron saint is Saint Michael, and farewells have been held on the weekend following his day since 1649, when the village received the right to farewell.
The three-day farewell was particularly associated with the forgiveness of sins, and this is no longer the case, but some are kept on the surface. On the other hand, Tápai Búcsú is almost the only one in the country that maintains the fair tradition associated with farewell, and people from all over the country came here. From Borsodnadadasd are the miller’s cake makers, from Karacaj are the mutton cooks, and from Baga are the makers of fish juice.
Rózsa Szécsényi told us that a blacksmith had previously made a baking iron bearing their coat of arms, and the Tápé’s “crested bird”, the sparrowhawk, can be seen. Now, Carcag sheep chefs have baked a miller’s cake, Porsodnadas, depicting a gannet on this iron plate. Such was the case with the tapa mats, who were given the title of spiritual cultural heritage in the tapa farewell, along with the miller bakers, who are also members, and the sheep cooks. Rózsa Szécsény expressed her regret that the Szeged Slipper makers could not attend for family reasons, even though two Szeged traditions were included in the intangible cultural heritage, the Szeged Slipper and the Tápe mat.
According to a Tápe representative, they are able to strongly maintain traditions in Tápe because, as their coat of arms, the Sparrow, shows, they are stubborn, stubborn and persistent birds.