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MARCH THIRD IS GIRLS' DAY, FREE TO BE APPROACHED. MAY FIFTH IS BOYS'
DAY (FREE TO BE APPROACHED.)

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO OUR MOTHER,S DAY AND FATHER,S DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Signs of availability
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

THE IRANIAN NEW YEAR IS CELEBRATED ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING,
MARCH 20. ON THIS DAY IT IS CUSTOMARY TO VISIT FRIENDS AND EXCHANGE
GIFTS. PARENTS GIVE GIFTS OF MONEY TO THEIR CHILDREN. TYPICAL FOODS
ARE TOASTED MELON SEEDS, SWEETBREADS AND OTHER SWEETS.

Submitter comment: THESE CUSTOMS WERE PRACTICED IN THE INFORMANT'S HOME
TOWN OF SHIRAZ, IRAN.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

Date learned: 03-00-1980

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WHEN YOU SEE THE FIRST ROBIN OF SPRING, LICK YOUR THUMB, RUB IT ON
THE OPPOSITE FIST AND BANG THEM TOGETHER. THEN MAKE A WISH.

Submitter comment: 1 HE LEARNED THIS IN GERMANY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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THERE IS A CUSTOM IN THE DORMS THAT SOME TIME DURING
FINALS WEEK IN APRIL, THE HOUSE ADVISORS FROM EACH
FLOOR ARE THROWN INTO FISHER FOUNTAIN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

Date learned: 00001966 SPRING

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WATCHING FOR GROUNDHOGS ON GROUNDHOG DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 09-29-1968

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SUGAR SHANTY

IN FRANKLINVILLE, NEW YORK, IT IS CUSTOMARY IN THE SPRING
TIME TO MAKE MAPLE SYRUP AND CANDY. INDIVIDUAL
FARMING FAMILIES MAY SET UP THEIR OWN SYRUP FACTORY,
CALLED A "SHANTY." (BECAUSE OF ITS APPEARANCE). A
PERSON UNFAMILIAR WITH THE AREA MIGHT TAKE THE SUGAR
SHANTY TO BE A STILL, THEY LOOK EXACTLY ALIKE.
A SHANTY IS MADE OF LOGS, CONSTRUCTED ALONG THE
SIMPLEST LINES, AND CONTAINS A GIANT VAT WHERE
THE SAP IS BOILED. THE BEST EXAMPLE IS A SHANTY
ON THE BACK ROAD BETWEEN FRANKLINVILLE AND FARMERS-
VILLE STATION.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

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WHEN SPRING CLEANING THE RUGS AND PAINTINGS MUST BE METICULOUSLY
CLEANED FOR GOOD LUCK IN THE SPRING.

Where learned: CANADA ; COLLECTED BY MAIL ; MONTREAL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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IF YOU TAKE A TONIC MADE FROM BLACK STRAP MOLASSES AND SULPHUR
EVERY SPRING YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD COMPLEXION. MY MOTHER GAVE ONE
TO ME EVERY SPRING AND I NEVER HAD A PIMPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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SOME OF THE PEOPLE I GREW UP WITH TOOK BATHS ONLY IN
THE SPRING TIME.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 00001970S

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EXPLANATION OF EVENT

SWALLOWS RETURN TO SAN JUAN, CAPISTRANO MISSION IN
CALIFORNIA

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; RADIO PROGRAM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

Date learned: 03-19-1969

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