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FOOD BELIEF

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS AWAY, IF YOU SET A PLATE OF FOOD
FOR THEM THEY WILL RETURN DURING THE MEAL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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SLOVAK CHRISTMAS SUPPER CUSTOM

HAY WOULD BE PLACED UNDER THE SUPPER TABLE ON CHRISTMAS TO
SIGNIFY THE STABLE IN WHICH CHRIST WAS BORN.

Submitter comment: JOHN MIHAL
LEARNED THIS ITEM FROM HIS FATHER'S PARENTS WHO WERE
SLOVAK IMMIGRANTS. THEY NOW LIVE IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration

Date learned: 10-15-1975

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FOOD CUSTOM

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS AWAY, IF YOU SET A PLATE OF FOOD
FOR THEM THEY WILL RETURN DURING THE MEAL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 409 SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): Absence ; FAMILY ; FOOD ; Meal

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

AT NEW YEAR'S, LITHUANIAN AMERICANS HAVE THE CUSTOM OF
COVERING THEIR ENTIRE TABLE WITH FOOD, SO THAT NOT ONE SPOT OF
THE TABLE CLOTH IS SHOWING.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO ENSURE THAT THEY WILL HAVE ENOUGH FOOD
FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR TO COME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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HOLIDAY DINING CUSTOM

FOR A HOLIDAY, IF AN UNEVEN GROUP OF PEOPLE SIT AT THE TABLE, YOU
SHOULD LEAVE AN EMPTY PLACE SETTING.

Submitter comment: THE ITEM WAS LEARNED IN WYANDOTTE, MICHIGAN

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

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Number Even number (not specific)
BELIEF -- Number Odd number (not specific)

Date learned: CA00001960S

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CHINESE EATING CUSTOM

"THE CHINESE WILL NOT PUT CHOPSTICKS IN THEIR BOWLS OF FOOD
BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT DOING SO IS A SIGN THAT THE FOOD IS FOR
THE GHOSTS. INSTEAD THEY WILL LAY THEM ON THE SIDE WHICH IS WHY
THEY HAVE SPECIAL CERAMIC DISHES FOR HOLDING EACH PAIR OF
CHOPSTICKS AT THEIR MEALS."

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT SUCH BELIEFS AS THIS ONE ARE FOR
TEACHING CHILDREN ETIQUETTE.

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

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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Keep your table fixed and it will bring you good luck.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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MANY PEOPLE FEEL THAT TWIRLING A FORK, KNIFE, OR SPOON
WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 02-01-1970

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ANYONE WHO BREAKS A DISH, WILL HAVE BAD LUCK THE
REST OF THE DAY.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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BAD LUCK AT THE TABLE

IT'S BAD LUCK TO SEAT THIRTEEN AT A TABLE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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