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AFTER-EASTER CUSTOM

DYNGUS DAY (SWITCH DAY)--ON EASTER MONDAY, BOYS IN CERTAIN POLISH
VILLAGES WILL SWITCH GIRLS THEY LIKE ON THE LEGS WITH A WILLOW
BRANCH, AND THEN WILL POUR A LITTLE WATER ON THEIR LEGS TO TEASE
THEM; SORT OF A COUNTERPART TO OUR SADIE HAWKINS DAY.

Where learned: OVER THE TELEPHONE

Keyword(s): DYNGUS DAY ; RITUAL WHIPPING ; WATER

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

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

AT THE BRIDAL DANCE YOU WOULD COME UP AND PUT MONEY IN THE HAT FOR
THE NEW COUPLE. THIS THEN EARNED YOU THE RIGHT TO DANCE WITH THE
BRIDE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS AN ITALIAN CUSTOM THAT THE INFORMANT PICKED UP AT A WEDDING.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Crucial moment of life Life cycle Crucial Moment in Life
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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INDEX OF 7-INCH REEL OF THAI FESTIVALS AND CUSTOMS

FLOATING WATER LILY FESTIVAL, THAI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION (APRIL 13)
BURPING AFTER MEALS IN NORTHERN THAILAND
THAI HARVEST FESTIVAL (ONE-SART)
RAINING SEASON FESTIVAL (BUDDHIST LENT,
ACTUALLY MORE LIKE MARDI GRAS)
EATING HABITS IN THAILAND, CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES,
WEDDINGS, AND FUNERALS IN THAILAND

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 13
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F646
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001960S

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TAPE OF MISCELLANOUS INFORMATION

INVENTORY OF TAPE;NIGERIAN FUNERALS,NAMING CEREMONY, WEDDINGS,
CARE OF TEETH, PARTIES FOR I6-AND 2!-YEAR-OLDS,CONFIRMATION
EATING CUSTOMS, BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES OF NIGERIANS BACK FROM ABROAD,
CELEBRATION OF APRIL FOOLS BEFORE NOON

Where learned: NIGERIA ; POSSIBLY SOMETHING ABOUT IRELAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Gesture

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IN BELGIUM, ON MAY 1, PEOPLE GO OUT TO LOOK FOR LILLIES-OF-THE-
VALLEY. THEY WOULD THEN MAKE THEM INTO A BOUQUET AND GIVE IT
TO A LOVED ONE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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SAINT GEORGE DAY

ON SAINT GEORGE DAY, MAY 6TH, SWINGS ARE MADE ON LARGE NUT TREE
(OAK) LIMBS. YOUNG GIRLS MOUNT THESE SWINGS AND ARE SWUNG, EVER
HIGHER UNTIL THE GIRL REVEALS WHO HER SWEETHEART IS.

Submitter comment: SINCE THIS FESTIVAL OCCURS IN THE SPRING, THE INFORMANT THINKS THIS
FESTIVAL IS CONNECTED WITH PAGAN FERTILITY PRACTICES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 23
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 6
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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TWIRP WEEK

TWIRP WEEK IS AN ANNUAL EVENT AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV. THE GIRLS
REVERSE ROLES WITH THE BOYS AND ARE ALLOWED TO ASK ANY BOY FOR A
DATE PROVIDING SHE PICKS HIM UP, PAYS ALL EXPENSES AND ESCORTS HIM
HOME. A SPECIAL WEEK OF EVENT IS SCHEDULED CLIMAXED BY A SADIE
HAWKINS DANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SATURNALIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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SCOTCH CUSTOM

DURING THE HARVEST TWO LARGE BONFIRES ARE BUILT. IF AN
UNMARRIED MAN AND WOMAN CAN JUMP OVER TOGETHER, WITHOUT GETTING
BURNED, THEY WILL BE MARRIED BEFORE THE NEXT HARVEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: NO DATE INDICATED

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(FARTING)

IF A GIRL IS ON A DATE AND IS TRAVELING IN A CAR, AND HAS TO FART,
SHE ASKS HER DATE TO STOP THE CAR. SHE GETS OUT OF THE CAR. WHEN
SHE COMES BACK SHE SAYS SHE THOUGHT THE CAR HAD A FLAT TIRE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID SHE HAD FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHO DID THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

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

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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POPROUINI

POPROUINI IS A TYPE OF FOOD THAT THE POLACKS HAVE THE DAY
AFTER THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT POPROUINI CONSISTED OF, HOWEVER.

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

Keyword(s): POLISH ; POPROVINI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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AN ITALIAN DISH

PIZZA FRITTI - HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT WE CALL PIZZA.
CONSIDERED A REAL TREAT THAT SHOWED THE HOSTESS WENT THROUGH A LOT
OF BOTHER TO PREPARE THEM.
USED AT CHRISTENINGS, HOLIDAYS, PARTIES, BUT MOST IMPORTANT TO BE
SERVED AT WEDDINGS.
MADE FROM FLOUR, YEAST, THE WATER THAT ROSEMARY LEAVES HAD BEEN
BOILED IN AND SET ALL NIGHT WITH LEAVES STRAINED OUT, SALT, AND
ANISE SEED. IT IS A SOUR DOUGH THAT RISES LIKE BREAD. IT IS PULLED
LIKE TAFFY (AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT IT DOESN'T BREAK) AND PULLED
INTO LONG "ROPES" . IT IS COILED INTO DEEP FAT IN A FRYING PAN, AND
DEEP FRIED UNTIL BROWN LIKE DOUGHNUTS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, DEPENDING UPON HOW A GIRL WEARS HER FLOWER,
SIGNALS THE DEGREE OF HER AVAILABILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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NOT ENTERED

ON MOTHER,S SIDE, ALL VIRGINS WHOSE NAME BEGAN WITH A "C" MARRIED
A MAN WHOSE NAME ALSO BEGAN WITH A "C".

Submitter comment: FOR FIVE GENERATIONS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 11-03-1971

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MARRIAGE ; SWEETS ; OBTAINING GOOD LUCK.

FREEZE THE TOP PORTION OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S WEDDING CAKE. ON
THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE COUPLE CAN UN-THAW IT, EAT THE CAKE,
AND IT WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM DEALS NOT ONLY WITH MARRIAGE BUT WITH LUCK ALSO.
AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE OF MODERN FOLKLORE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; BERWYN

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.41

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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A POKROVINO,A PARTY HELD AFTER A POLISH WEDDING. THE IMMEDIATE
FAMILY ATTENDS. THE PARTY IS HELD TO EAT THE LEFTOVER FOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 12-00-1977

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MARRIAGE CUSTOMS

WEDDING RING IS SLIPPED BETWEEN BRIDE,S BREAST AND GROOM MUST
RETRIEVE IT. BRIDE WEARS USUAL WEDDING GOWN AND THE CUSTOM IS DONE
DURING THE RECEPTION. THIS CUSTOM IS DONE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF
LUZON, PHILIPPINES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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WEDDING PRANK

THE BEST MAN OF THE WEDDING TAPES "HE" TO THE GROOM'S RIGHT SHOE,
AND "LP" ONTO THE GROOM'S LEFT SHOE,WHEN THE GROOM KNEELS DOWN AT
THE ALTAR THE SOLES OF HIS SHOES CAN BE READ-"HELP".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-19-1977

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THROWIN RICE AT A WEDDING IS A SIGN OF THE COUPLE TO BE FRUITFUL
AND HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN

Submitter comment: SYMBOL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LEXINGTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

A BRIDE SHOULD NOT BE MARRIED IF HER FEET ARE AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE
FLOOR BOARDS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A STRANGE BELIEF WHICH I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AT ALL. THE PERSON
THAT I GOT IT FROM DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT EITHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 12-00-1978

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

WHEN THE BRIDE AND GROOM LEAVE THE CHURCH, INSTEAD OF THROWING RICE
EVERYONE THROWS MONEY AT THEM, AND THE CHILDREN PICK IT UP. IT IS
SAID THAT THIS IS AN OLD SCOTTISH CUSTOM.

Submitter comment: THIS WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE FOR THE GROWNUPS, BUT BENEFICIAL TO THE
CHILDREN. MAYBE PEOPLE WERE THROWING COINS BEFORE RICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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