The master's thesis gives insight into the celebrations and life customs in the region of Prlekija. It compares customs and celebrations in the middle of the 20th century with the situation at the beginning of the 21st century in the aforementioned region. The master's thesis is based on empirical data collected by fieldwork, focusing on three key life’s milestones: birth, wedding and death. The first part describes customs, beliefs and practices at birth, marriage and death in the middle of the 20th century. The second part compares them with the situation at the beginning of the 21st century and shows similarities, differences, changes and novelties. Through folklore forms (proverbs, sayings, phrases, comparisons) it points out society’s and individual's attitude toward gender, social and gender roles, hygiene, sexuality, religiousness, superstition etc.