Most probably, it was in the 1930s when Pačići (threatening, pointing/displaying) spread. It is danced in two parts, by man-woman couples with Tanac hold, without set formation. The first part is a threatening one, with clapping, the second is identical with Tanac ‘s second part, which means that the couple turns along a whole or semi-circle (in the case of the latter one there is also a change in the direction).

Many parallels can be drawn to Pačići. Its western European origin is documented. It is danced in areas where the civic dance fashions (German or Polish) had an impact (often spread by the local German minority). So, it can be found in Slovenia, Bačka, among the northern Serbia Hungarians, the Székely in Bukovina (both in Hungary and at the Lower-Danube regions). The Baranya version resembles mostly the Mazuljka dance of the Bunjevac, but the couples move less in the space.



 thumb 16 Pacici.png   thumb Pacici.jpg