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"FASCHING"

FASCHING IS A CARNIVAL LIKE A PARADE WHICH BEGINS ON THE 6TH
( SIXTH ) OF JANUARY UNTIL THE TUESDAY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY. THE
PEOPLE IN GERMANY DURING THE "FASCHING" PARADE IN COSTUMES OF ALL
KINDS AND HAVE MANY DECORATED FLOATS. ALSO A PRINCE AND PRINCESS
WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN FOR THIS OCCASION ON THE 11TH
( ELEVENTH ) OF NOVEMBER, APPEAR IN DANCES AROUND THE CITY. IN A
FEW PLACES THE PEOPLE WALK ON STILTS AND WEAR MASKS SO AS TO SCARE
THE EVIL SPIRITS OF LONG AGO. THE PEOPLE ENJOY THE MASQUERADES,
DANCES, AND FLOATS, WHICH COST THEM A GOOD SUM OF MONEY. THEREFORE,
ON ASH WEDNESDAY THE PEOPLE GO TO A WELL OR SPRING AND WASH
OUT THEIR PURSES BECAUSE THEY ARE EMPTY AFTER ALL THE EXPENSES OF
THE FASCHING.

Data entry tech comment: FASCHING MEANS RUNNING AROUND CRAZILY. (TRANSLATED FROM THE ANCIENT
GERMANIC WORD VASEN.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WATER

Subject headings: 663 Ash Wednesday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pre Lent

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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ST. MARTIN'S DAY

AN OLD POLISH SUPERSTITION IS THAT IF THERE IS FROST ON ST.
MARTIN'S DAY, THEN THE PEOPLE CAN PUT THEIR SLEIGHS AWAY AND BRING
THEIR WAGONS OUT FOR THERE WILL BE NO MORE SNOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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ST. MARTIN'S DAY

THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER IN ITALY IS THE MAKING OF WINE AND WHEN
THE WINE IS READY FOR CONSUMPTION, IT IS CELEBRATED ON NOVEMBER 11TH
WHICH HAPPENS TO BE ST. MARTIN'S DAY, THIS BEING THE DAY WHEN THE
WINE IS READY. THE USUAL GATHERING OF ALL RELATIVES TO CELEBRATE
THIS EVENT IN ONE'S HOME IS THE DUNKING IN WINE OF A HARD BISCUIT
WHICH IS MADE ONLY FOR THIS PARTICULAR DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

Date learned: 10-31-1971

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL, MEMORIES OF HOMELAND GERMANY

HAREKIN IS A HOLIDAY THAT IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR ON NOVEMBER 11TH.
BEYOND BEING JUST A SINGLE DAY ACTIVITY, IT KIND OF BEGINS WHAT
THE GERMANS CALL A FIFTH SEASON NARREN WHICH MEANS CRAZY. THERE ARE
BIG PARADES AND FLOATS. UNUSUAL AS THIS MAY BE, THE DAY OFFICIALLY
BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11TH, AT 11 MINUTES AFTER 11 O'CLOCK.
THE ORIGINATOR WAS COUNT TILL EULENSPEIGAL MANY YEARS AGO. THIS
IS DESCRIBED AS A CELEBRATION FOR CELEBRATION'S SAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRICKSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: NO DATE INDICATED.

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ITALIAN FESTIVAL

ON NOV. 11, FEASTDAY OF ST. MARTIN ITALIAN FAMILIES WILL OPEN THE
WINE BARRELS THAT HAVE BEEN FERMENTING. THIS IS ACCOMPANIED BY
A VILLAGE CELEBRATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111

Date learned: 01-29-1968

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JESUIT NOVITIATE CUSTOMS

THE FEAST OF ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA IS CELEBRATED EACH YEAR
ON NOVEMBER 13TH. ST. STAN WAS A JESUIT NOVICE WHO TRAVELED
FROM HIS HOME IN POLAND TO ROME ON FOOT TO JOIN THE JESUITS
MUCH TO THE DISMAY OF HIS FATHER. ST. STAN DIED AS A YOUNG
NOVICE IN ROME, AND IS KNOWN FOR HIS STRONG DESIRE AND
HIS PERSEVERANCE. NOW IT IS A HOUSE CUSTOM THAT THE
YOUNGEST NOVICE PREACH ON HIS FEAST DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111

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