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RED AND WHITE THREAD ARE WOVEN TOGETHER AND PLACED ON A FINGER OR
TOE ON MARCH 1ST TO PREVENT SUNBURN DURING THE HOT SEASON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 11-19-1971

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CUSTOM

CUSTOM IN JAPAN TO CELEBRATE "GIRLS' DAY" OR DOLL FESTIVAL ON
MARCH 3. THE HISTORY OF THIS CUSTOM EMBRACES JAPANESE FOLKLORE,
HISTORY, CUSTOM, ETC. IT STEMS FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF SHINTOISM AT
WHICH TIME A SINFUL PERSON SOUGHT OUT PURIFICATION BY BATHING IN A
STREAM. AS TIME PASSED, HOWEVER, THE WEALTHY AND LAZY BEGAN TO
SEND SUBSTITUTES. LATER STILL, INANIMATE OBJECTS (RELATED TO HUMAN
LIFE) WERE USED AND FINALLY, TWO PAPER DOLLS, SYMBOLIZING THE MALE
AND FEMALE MEMBERS OF AN ENTIRE FAMILY, WERE ADOPTED UNIVERSALLY AS
THE SYMBOL OF PURIFICATION. THEY ARE KNOWN AS "KAMIBINA" AND ARE
ALWAYS DISPLAYED WITH THE TRADITIONAL DOLLS SET EVERY JAPANESE
GIRL OWNS, AND WHICH SHE ALWAYS TAKES WITH HER WHEN SHE MARRIES.
MARCH 3 WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE IT SYMBOLIZED THE TRANSITION FROM
WINTER'S DARKNESS OF SIN INTO THE LIGHT AND HOPE OF SPRING.
THE DOLLS REPRESENT THE IMPERIAL COURT: EMPEROR AND EMPRESS,
COURT LADIES, MUSICIANS, VARIOUS ATTENDANTS, AND MINIATURE
FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD IMPLEMENTS. THEY ARE ARRANGED IN
HIERARCHICAL ORDER, ON 5 SHELVES COVERED WITH RED (FESTIVAL
COLOR) CLOTH. FOOD OFFERINGS ARE PLACED ON THE LOWEST SHELF.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT CELEBRATED THE ABOVE WHILE GROWING UP IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

IN JAPAN ON MARCH 3RD PROPERLY CALLED HINA MATSURI OR MOMO-NO-TO-
SIKKEN WHICH LITERALLY MEANS THE FEAST OF THE PEACH BLOSSOMS, THERE
IS A FESTIVAL HELD ESPECIALLY FOR GIRLS.
EACH HOME CONSTRUCTS AN ALTAR. THE ALTAR IS ARRANGED IN TIERS
AND COVERED WITH RED CLOTH. TINY FIGURES OF THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS
ARE PUT ON THE ALTAR. THE REST OF THE HOUSE IS DECORATED WITH
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. EVERYONE EATS FESTIVE DISHES AND LOTS OF
SWEETS.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 11-11-1969

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CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.

Submitter comment: IN IRELAND

Data entry tech comment: ST. PATRICK'S DAY: MARCH 17

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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GREEN BEER ON ST. PAT'S DAY

IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR THE TAVERN OWNERS OF THE FOX VALLEY IN
WISCONSIN TO COLOR THEIR BEER GREEN ON ST. PAT'S DAY. IT IS A WIDELY
CELEBRATED CUSTOM AND THE TAVERNS ALWAYS ENJOY A GOOD RESPONSE.
THE EVENT IS CELEBRATED ON MARCH 17.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WITNESSED THE CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

THE GIBBONS FAMILY EATS IRISH BREAD ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY. THE
BREAD IS MADE WITH SODA, BUTTERMILK, CARWAY.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

AT THE GIRLS' BOARDING SCHOOL I WENT TO IN WISCONSIN, EACH YEAR ON
ST. PATRICK'S DAY, WAS HELD A RECITAL OF THE CHORUS SINGING IRISH
SONGS AND A MAKESHIFT SKIT, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY THE SOPHOMORES
ABOUT ELVES, OR LEPRECHAUNS, OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

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IF YOU KISS AN IRISH PERSON ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY, IT IS GOOD LUCK
FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Data entry tech comment: ST. PATRICK'S DAY: MARCH 17

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 03-29-1971

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ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY YOU KISS THE BLARNEY STONE FOR GOOD LUCK AND
PROSPERITY.

Data entry tech comment: ST. PATRICK'S DAY: MARCH 17

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 04-01-1971

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY MARCH 17

IN MY FAMILY IT'S THE "WEARIN' OF THE GREEN" AND FAMILY CELEBRATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FIXED DATE

MARCH 19, ST. JOSEPH'S DAY, IS CELEBRATED WITH SPECIAL FOODS AND
PARADES THROUGHOUT ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 19 Feast of St. Joseph
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

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FOOD

A SPECIAL SOUP IS MADE FOR ST. JOSEPH'S DAY. IT IS MADE FROM
CELERY, CARROTS, BEEF, CHESTNUTS, AND BEANS. MACARONI OR POTATOES
MAY BE ADDED TO GIVE THICKNESS TO THE SOUP.

Data entry tech comment: ST. JOSEPH'S DAY: MARCH 19

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 19 Feast of St. Joseph
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 03-18-1971

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MARCH 18

PLACE AN EGG ON AN ANTHILL ON MARCH 18 AND LEAVE IT THERE
FOR THREE DAYS. WHOEVER TOUCHES IT NEXT WILL FALL HEAD
OVER HEELS IN LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 F642.9

Date learned: 02-05-1970

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