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POLISH EASTER MONDAY CUSTOM

EVERYONE GIVES FOOD TO EVERYONE ELSE FOR FERTILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION BUILDING ; told at work

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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MOVEMENT OF EARTH BELIEF

THE GROUND MOVES AS THE EARTH TURNS; IF YOU PUT SOMETHING ON THE GROUND IT WILL MOVE.

Where learned: told at work

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P47O
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 11-05-1971

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SILVER BELIEF

IF YOU BURY SILVER IT TURNS WITH THE EARTH AND WILL
MOVE TO A DIFFERENT PLACE.

Where learned: told at work

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Planet
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- P47O
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

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Polish Wedding Custom - Song

At the end of the reception, everyone sings:

Twelve angels carrying
God's blessing from above
Twelve angels carrying
Twelve angels carrying
God's blessing from above.

This is the refrain. After all the verses, the last one is:

My dearest mother
I'm leaving you today
To live with my man
To live with my man
On this my wedding day.

 

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION ; told at work

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Marriage

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