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SUPERSTITION

AT 12 MIDNIGHT, NEW YEAR'S EVE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY
OPEN YOUR FRONT DOOR TO LET THE OLD YEAR OUT AND
WELCOME THE NEW YEAR IN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; YONKERS

Keyword(s): SYMBOLIC ACTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231

Date learned: 12-31-1963

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CUSTOM: ROMAN NEW YEAR

IT IS A CUSTOM AMONG THE ROMANS TO SAVE ALL CHINAWARE--DISHES,
GLASSES, JARS, ETC--THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. ON NEW
YEARS--12:00--EVERYONE THROWS THEIR ENTIRE COLLECTION OUT THE
WINDOW WITHOUT CONCERN FOR ANYONE PASSING BY. THIS IS A
DISASTROUS EVENT FOR BOTH PEDESTRIANS AND STREET CLEANERS.

Where learned: ITALY ; ROME

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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"NEW YEARS EVE"

AT THE FIRST OF NEW YEAR'S THE COWS BOWED DOWN ON THEIR KNEES
AT 12:00 PM.

Submitter comment:

NOTE: PEOPLE REALLY BELIEVED THIS AT THAT TIME.
 

Data entry tech comment:

Collector meant 12:00 a.m.?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B251 B251.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ONE RUNS OUT THE
BACK DOOR AND IN THE FRONT DOOR. THIS GUARANTEES HIM OF RECEIVING
FAVORS OF THE LADY OF THE HOUSE, USUALLY HIS WIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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NEW YEAR'S DAY CUSTOM

GO OUT THE BACK DOOR TO LET OUT THE OLD YEAR AND IN THE FRONT
DOOR TO LET IN THE NEW YEAR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): SYMBOLIC ACTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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New Year's Custom

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE IT IS A CUSTOM TO OPEN ALL THE WINDOWS AND LET THE NEW YEAR COME IN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SYMBOLIC ACTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

FOR THE LAST FIVE MINUTES OF THE OLD YEAR, AND THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES
OF THE NEW YEAR, IT IS NECESSARY TO SWEEP ONE'S HOUSE FROM BACK
TO FRONT. YOU SWEEP THE HOUSE TO "SWEEP OUT" TROUBLE AND SICKNESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD ; collector's home

Keyword(s): BROOM ; SYMBOLIC ACTION

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 10-25-1970

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

IT IS THE CUSTOM TO TURN AND KISS THE PERSON (OF THE OPPOSITE
SEX) NEXT TO YOU AT MIDNIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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CUSTOMS (NEW YEAR)

IF AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT A MARRIED
COUPLE IS HOLDING CASH IN ONE HAND
AND A PICKLED HERRING IN THE OTHER HAND AND EACH TASTES OF THE
HERRING THEY WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED FROM THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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POLACK (POLISH) SUPERSTITION

IT'S A POLISH SUPERSTITION THAT IF YOU HOLD THE TAIL OF A HERRING AT
12:00 MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, YOU'LL BE RICH THAT WHOLE YEAR AND
FIND A LOT OF MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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NEW YEAR'S

AFTER MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE EAT HERRINGS FOR GOOD LUCK IN THE
NEW YEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; collector's home

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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New Year's Custom

POLISH--DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF NEW YEAR THE GIRLS AND BOYS GO TO
DIFFERENT HOMES WAKING PEOPLE BY THROWING OATS AND WHEAT AND
SAYING:
NA SZCZESCIE--FOR GOOD LUCK
NA ZDROWIE--FOR GOOD HEALTH
NA NOWY ROK--FOR NEW YEAR

Submitter comment:

LEARNED IN POLAND.

Where learned: STORE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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SUPERSTITION

MEETING A MAN (RATHER THAN A WOMAN) IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BEGINNING
OF A NEW YEAR, WILL INSURE GOOD LUCK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THAT YEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share same surname and place of residence.
 

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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NEW YEAR'S

AFTER MIDNIGHT DRINK A MIXTURE OF HONEY AND WHISKEY SO YOU WILL BE
HAPPY THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; collector's home

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

THE IRISH AT NEW YEAR'S ALWAYS HAVE PORK FOR DINNER AND
LEAVE MONEY ON THE OUTSIDE OF A WINDOW AND TAKE IT ON
NEW YEAR'S DAY. SIGNIFICANCE IS THEY NEVER WILL BE BROKE
FOR THE YEAR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): GIFTGIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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