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TAPE OF MISCELLANOUS INFORMATION

GHOATS, MONETARY SYSTEM,(NIARA & KOBO) DISEASES, WALKING BAREFOOTED,
CARRYING THINGS ON YOUR HEAD, GHOSTS OF CHILDREN, SUPERSTITIONS:
NIGERIAN SUPERSTITION, THEIR ORIGIN, JUJU, MAKING MONEY
USING HEAD OF CHILD, BANSHEE IN IRELAND, NIGERIAN LIGHTENING,
OMENS, CHARMS, GAMES, (MOTHER MAY I?)
WATER DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMING, AMDG FOR LUCK, FESTIVALS

Where learned: NIGERIA ; SOME FROM IRELAND

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F040!
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Human
BELIEF -- P000
BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Medicine
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: OOOOI96OS

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL, MEMORIES OF HOMELAND GERMANY

HAREKIN IS A HOLIDAY THAT IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR ON NOVEMBER 11TH.
BEYOND BEING JUST A SINGLE DAY ACTIVITY, IT KIND OF BEGINS WHAT
THE GERMANS CALL A FIFTH SEASON NARREN WHICH MEANS CRAZY. THERE ARE
BIG PARADES AND FLOATS. UNUSUAL AS THIS MAY BE, THE DAY OFFICIALLY
BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11TH, AT 11 MINUTES AFTER 11 O'CLOCK.
THE ORIGINATOR WAS COUNT TILL EULENSPEIGAL MANY YEARS AGO. THIS
IS DESCRIBED AS A CELEBRATION FOR CELEBRATION'S SAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRICKSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: NO DATE INDICATED.

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SOUND AND LIGHT DAYS

CERTAIN DAYS ARE SET ASIDE IN FRANCE WHICH ARE KNOWN AS "SOUND AND
LIGHT DAYS." IN THE OLD PARTS OF FRANCE WHERE THERE ARE OLD
MONUMENTS THE WHOLE AREA IS ALL LIT UP WITH MANY LIGHTS AND MUSIC
IS PLAYED AND STORIES ARE TOLD AT NIGHT OF THE BEGINNINGS OF THE
CITY. PEOPLE WALK THROUGH THE STREETS VIEWING AND LISTENING ABOUT
TIMES PAST.

Where learned: ITALY ; ROME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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FRENCH CUSTOM

THE BLESSING OF BOATS IS DONE IN FRANCE. THERE ARE CERTAIN DAYS
FOR THE BLESSING OF BOATS. IT IS USUALLY DONE ONCE A YEAR. IT IS
USUALLY DONE BEFORE A FLEET OF FISHERMAN (SIC) LEAVE.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN BRITTANY, FRANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Prayer

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FRENCH CUSTOM

IN THE CENTER OF THE VILLAGE THERE IS USUALLY A CALVAIRE (LIKE
OUTDOOR SHRINES). AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR CERTAIN SHRINES
THERE IS A SPECIAL CEREMONY. FIRST THERE IS A SPECIAL CEREMONY
AT THE SHRINE AND THEN A SPECIAL PROCESSION FROM THE CHURCH TO THE
SHRINE. AT THE SHRINE THERE ARE SONGS, PRAYERS, AND THEN A
PROCESSION BACK TO THE CHURCH. THE PEOPLE WEAR THE OLD BRITAN
( BRETON ) COSTUMES. PEOPLE COME TO SEE THEM IN THESE BRITAN
( BRETON ) COSTUMES. THERE IS A PARTICULAR MUSIC MADE WITH BAGPIPES.
THERE ARE ALSO PARTICULAR DANCES. THE DAY ENDS WITH SINGING AND
DANCING.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN BRITTANY, FRANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: SUMMER 1964

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CINDERELLA NIGHT

CINDERELLA NIGHT IS A YEARLY EVENT AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY.
A YOUNG MAN MAY KEEP HIS DATE OUT ONE HALF HOUR PAST THE CURFEW
PROVIDING HE PAYS A PENNY FOR EACH MINUTE SHE IS LATE. THE MONEY
THEN GOES TO CHARITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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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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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

THE MALAYSIANS BELIEVE THAT TO SWEEP THE FLOOR ON CHINESE NEW YEAR
IS BAD BECAUSE ALL THE GOOD LUCK IS SWEPT AWAY.

Submitter comment: NO FIXED DATE WAS GIVEN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR IN
MALAYSIA. GENERALLY THIS HOLIDAY IS CELEBRATED IN JANUARY OR
FEBRUARY.

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

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.42

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

ON CHINESE NEW YEAR, THE MALAYSIANS BELIEVE THAT ONE SHOULD NOT
CURSE, SCOLD, OR BE MEAN TO OTHERS AND THAT THEY SHOULD START OUT
THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

THE MALAYSIANS CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR BY GIVING GIFTS
OF MONEY TO THE CHILDREN AND UNMARRIED MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR
GOOD LUCK. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY GIVEN DEPENDS UPON THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN THE TWO PEOPLE. ACQUAINTANCES ARE GIVEN ONE OR TWO DOLLARS.
PARENTS WILL GIVE MORE, SOMETIMES AS MUCH AS TWO OR THREE HUNDRED
DOLLARS. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY GIVEN IS ALWAYS AN EVEN NUMBER.
DEPENDING UPON THE SIZE OF THE FAMILY. AN ONLY CHILD RECEIVES MUCH
MORE-SOMETIMES AS MUCH AS TWO OR THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. THE AMOUNT
OF MONEY GIVEN IS ALWAYS AN EVEN NUMBER.

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

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
BELIEF -- Number Even number (not specific)
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 12-00-1978

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

TO HELP CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR THE MALAYSIANS DO A DRAGON DANCE.
SEVERAL PEOPLE WILL DRESS IN A DRAGON SUIT WITH A BIG HEAD AND A LON
TAIL, AND SHOOT OFF FIRECRACKERS, HIT GONGS, AND DO GYMNASTICS
BENEATH THE COSTUME.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

AT THE END OF THE OLD YEAR, THE MALAYSIAN WOMEN WHO ARE VIRGINS
WILL THROW ORANGES INTO THE RIVER IN HOPES OF GETTING A GOOD HUSBAND
FOR THE NEW YEAR.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

THE MALAYSIANS CALL THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION THE "HARI RAYA PUASA".
TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE NEW YEAR THEY FAST FOR AN
ENTIRE MONTH, AND EAT ONLY AT DAWN, A RICE DINNER.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FESTIVAL CUSTOM

THE MALAYSIANS HANG CABBAGE AND MONEY FROM TREES FOR THE DRAGON
TO TRY TO SWALLOW. IF THE DRAGON GETS A FAMILYS "POUCH" THEY
WILL HAVE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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KICK THE WATER COOLER

WHEN A BASEBALL PLAYER MAKES A BAD PLAY, HE COMES
INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AND KICKS THE WATER COOLER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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LITHUANIANS DON'T BELIEVE IN TOO MANY FESTIVALS.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY DON'T HAVE ANY FESTIVALS AT
ALL. ON HOLY DAYS, THE PEOPLE WENT TO CHURCH AND THEN
TO CELEBRATE AT HOME OR OVER (AT) A FRIEND'S HOUSE.
BUT LITHUANIANS HAD NO FESTIVALS.
MOST OF THEIR FESTIVALS WERE IN COORDINATION WITH THE
CHURCH. SO HERE, I WILL INCLUDE TOGETHER THE
CHURCH CEREMONIES AND RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS OF
LITHUANIA.

Submitter comment: THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER, I SHOULD THINK, WOULD BE
F600.538.

Where learned: SOUTHFIELD ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival F600.538

Date learned: 03-25-1972

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NAMESDAY

A BIRTHDAY WAS NOT CELEBRATED, BUT THE FEAST DAY OF
YOUR NAMESAKE WAS CELEBRATED. THIS SAINT WAS
USUALLY A CALENDAR SAINT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: 03-11-1970

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SWEDISH PEOPLE HAVE A PICNIC EVERY YEAR AT MINNEHAHA
FALLS.

Where learned: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Balinese custom

Nyepi is a holiday celebrated on March 21 with no function of
work. One must celebrate this holiday by talking, singing, and
dancing with friends and family. family.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Japanese custom

Otoso, known as a sweet sake or rice wine, is to be drunk in
the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the new year.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: JAPAN

Keyword(s): Celebration ; CUSTOM ; FESTIVAL ; holiday ; Japan ; Japanese ; New Year ; Otoso ; Rice ; Rice Wine ; Sake ; Wine

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

Date learned: 00-00-1925

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