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EASTER DAY

THE FOOD THAT WAS BLESSED ON SATURDAY MUST BE EATEN FOR BREAKFAST.
IT MUST INCLUDE HORSERADISH TO REPRESENT THE BURNING LIQUID GIVEN
CHRIST WHILE HE HUNG ON THE CROSS. THE REMAINING FOOD SHOULD BE
SHARED WITH THE DAY'S VISITORS SO THAT IT IS FINISHED ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

Keyword(s): CHARITY, HOSPITALITY ; FAMILY UNITY ; FOOD CUSTOM ; SWIECZONKA ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

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DOOR

IF SOMEONE ENTERS YOUR FRONT DOOR, IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THEM
TO LEAVE OUT OF THE BACK DOOR.

Submitter comment:

LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Back ; BELIEF ; Front ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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ENTERING AND LEAVING A HOUSE

MANY SLAVIC PEOPLE TODAY BELIEVE THAT IF A PERSON
DOES NOT LEAVE SOMEONES HOUSE BY THE SAME DOOR THAT THEY CAME IN,
THEN THEY WILL BRING BAD LUCK TO THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE OF THAT
PARTICULAR HOME.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Entrance ; Exit ; fortune ; Guests ; HOSPITALITY ; House ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 09-14-1969

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HOUSE BELIEF

IF A GUEST COMES INTO THE HOUSE BY THE FRONT DOOR
THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE SAME WAY, OTHERWISE, YOU WILL SOON HAVE MORE
COMPANY.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Company ; Entrance ; Exit ; Guests ; HOSPITALITY ; SUPERSTITION ; VISITORS

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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LUCK OF THE FAMILY.
WHEN VISITING A HOUSE IN IRELAND ONE MUST ALWAYS LEAVE BY THE
SAME DOOR YOU CAME IN, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE STEALING THE GOOD
LUCK FROM THAT FAMILY.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cultural ; CUSTOM ; GOOD LUCK ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; IRELAND ; Irish ; LUCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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POLISH TRADITION

ON CHRISTMAS EVE POLISH ALWAYS LEAVE AN EXTRA PLACE SETTING AT
THE TABLE IN CASE A STRANGER SHOULD HAPPEN BY.
IF THIS DOES HAPPEN YOU MUST INVITE THIS STRANGER IN TO YOUR HOME
FOR DINNER.

Submitter comment: ONE TIME THIS HAPPENED TO US AND WE ENDED
UP WITH A KITTEN FOR THE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Table setting and clearing

Date learned: 02-22-1979

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PROVERB

POLISH: BO'G WDOMU, GOSE' WDOMN. TRANSLATION: GOD AT HOME, GUESTS AT HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; HOSPITALITY? ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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POLISH PROVERB

A GUEST IN THE HOUSE IS GOD IN THE HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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WHEN AN UNFAMILIAR GUEST ENTERS YOUR HOME, YOU
MUST HAVE FRESH FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE. THIS CUSTOM
ENSURED A HAPPY VISIT FOR BOTH PARTIES.

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Where learned: CANADA ; COLLECTED BY MAIL ; MONTREAL

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FLOWERS ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; SUPERSTITION ; tradition

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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It is the custom in Christian families to put
one lighted candle in the window on Christmas Eve
to symbolize that Mary and Joseph would be welcome
in your home if they were searching
for a place to stay like they were so long ago.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; Penns Grove

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Lights and candles
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001980S

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POLISH PROVERB

GOSC W DOMU; BOG W DOMU. TRANSLATION: GUEST IN THE HOUSE; GOD IN
THE HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-10-1974

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POLISH CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

THE FAMILY ALWAYS SETS AN EXTRA PLACE AT THE TABLE FOR THE
CHRISTMAS MEAL IN CASE ANYONE COMES IN NEED OF FOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARITY HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: 10-10-1974

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FOLK SAYING

AFTER THREE DAYS, FISH AND COMPANY SMELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY UNWELCOME GUESTS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, SOMEONE'S COMING WITH A HOLE IN
THEIR BRITCHES.

Submitter comment:

BRITCHES=PANTS

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): BRITCHES ; Company ; Hole ; HOSPITALITY ; ITCH ; NOSE ; OMEN

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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A SMILE OF WELCOME IS LIKE A BEACON LIGHTING THE
DARKEST NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY KINDNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V700

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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Play on Words

Traveling Salesman:

There was once a traveling salesman whose car broke down in the rain. He ran to the closest farmhouse and quickly knocked at the door. An old farmer answered and the salesman pleaded for a place to spend the night.

"I'll give you board," the farmer said, "but I ain't got no daughter for you to sleep with."

"Oh." said the salesman. "Then how far is the next house?"

Submitter comment:

I remember this from Awrey's Bakery, where I worked this summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Anti-feminist ; CUSTOMS ; DAUGHTER ; FARMER ; HOSPITALITY ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; Rain ; Salesman ; Stranded

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Filter - Mature Content

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Proverb

House guests and fish spoil on the third day.

Submitter comment:

Origin: Unknown

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FISH ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Spoil ; VERSE ; Welcome

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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