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CUSTOM

IT IS CUSTOMARY AMONG MANY EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT THE UNMARRIED
GIRLS ARE SUPPOSED TO SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, I.E., PUT IT
UNDER THE PILLOW. THIS IS TO "HELP" THE YOUNG UNMARRIED GIRLS FIND
A MATE, AND A HAPPY MARRIED LIFE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 08-00-1970

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CUSTOM

AFTER A WEDDING, A GIRL TAKES A PIECE OF THE WEDDING CAKE AND PLACES
IT UNDER HER PILLOW. THE MAN SHE DREAMS ABOUT, WILL BE HER FUTURE
HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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CUSTOM

IF A GIRL SLEEPS WITH A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER HER PILLOW,
SHE WILL DREAM ABOUT HER FUTURE HUSBAND.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM GRANDMOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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THE WEDDING CAKE PROPHECY.

TAKE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE AND PUT IT UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND YOU
WILL DREAM ABOUT THE MAN YOU WILL MARRY.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER GAVE ME THIS INFORMATION WHEN I WAS TELLING HER THAT ONE OF
MY FRIENDS WAS GETTING MARRIED, AND SHE TOLD ME TO DO THIS AND I
WOULD DREAM OF MY FUTURE HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; FOOD ; PREDICTION ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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WEDDING CUSTOM

AFTER A WEDDING TAKE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE HOME AND PLACE IT UNDER
YOUR PILLOW AND YOU'LL DREAM OF WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY.

Submitter comment: THIS BELIEF IS TRADITIONAL AND INFORMANT DOESN'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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WEDDING CUSTOM

A MOTHER SHOULD BRING HOME A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE AND PLACE IT UNDER
A MOTHER SHOULD BRING HOME A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE FROM A WEDDING
AND PLACE IT UNDER HER DAUGHTER'S PILLOW SO THAT HER
DAUGHTER MAY HAVE A SUCCESSFUL
MARRIAGE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 11-27-1970

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ST. AGNES' EVE--JANUARY 20

MR. CYLKOWSKI, A PROFESSOR AT MERCY (COLLEGE), TOLD HIS
CLASSES TODAY OF THE TRADITION OF ST. AGNES' EVE. I BELIEVE
HE MENTIONED THAT KEAT'S POETRY HAS IMMORTALIZED THIS TALE.
EVERY ST. AGNES' EVE (JANUARY 20, AS HER FEAST DAY IN THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH IS JANUARY 21) YOUNG LADIES WILL DREAM OF
THEIR BELOVED. WHY THIS DAY IN PARTICULAR? ST. AGNES
CHOSE MARTYRDOM TO PROCLAIM HER TRUE LOVE FOR HER LORD.
SO IT IS FITTING THAT YOUNG LADIES WILL BEHOLD THE FACE
OF THEIR BELOVED ON THE EVE OF HER FEAST.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS TALE QUITE FITTING AS MR. CYLKOWSKI'S CLASS
IS COMPOSED (95%) OF YOUNG LADIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 21
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

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IF YOU SLEEP WITH WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW, YOU WILL
BE MARRIED WITHIN THE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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