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ENGAGEMENT RING

IF A BOY GIVES YOU AN ENGAGEMENT RING ON A SPECIAL DAY LIKE YOUR
BIRTHDAY, CHRISTMAS, EASTER, ETC., IT CAN BE REGARDED AS A GIFT
AND NEED NOT BE RETURNED. YOU MUST RETURN IT IF HE GIVES IT TO
YOU ON AN ORDINARY DAY.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS INFORMATION FROM MY GIRL FRIEND, MARGIE SMITH,
ABOUT 1960.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Engagement ring
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system:
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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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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CUSTOM CELEBRATION

IN MALAYSIA THE YEAR OF THE GOAT IS A CELEBRATION THAT VARIES EACH
YEAR. IN MALAYSIA EACH NEW YEAR IS LABELED A DIFFERENT ANIMAL.
EVERY TWELVE YEARS THE CYCLE IS REPEATED. THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR
OF THE GOAT, BECAUSE THE GOAT WAS THE FIFTH ANIMAL OUT OF TWELVE TO
REACH THE DYING BUDDHA.

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

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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SISTER'S DAY

IN MAY OUR COUNTRY CELEBRATES MOTHER'S DAY.
IN JUNE OUR COUNTRY CELEBRATES FATHER'S DAY.
IN JULY MY SISTER AND I CELEBRATE SISTER'S DAY.
WE BUY EACH OTHER A GIFT AND SPEND THE DAY TOGETHER. WE
HAVE DONE THIS FOR THE PAST TWELVE YEARS AND HOPE TO
PASS IT ON TO OUR OWN CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 00-00-1980 ; 00-00-1973

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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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Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival

Our town has a four-day celebration in honor
of the fishfly. We have a carnival and top
it off with a parade on the last day.
This always takes place in June. Fishflys
originate in the Anchor Bay, which is the
bay next to New Baltimore.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW BALTIMORE

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT ; June Bug ; May Fly

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Summer

Date learned: 00001971ca

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During a full moon in Sri Lanka there is a festival
called the Festival of the Tooth Relic. It is
when the oldest elephant they find carries the tooth
relic through the town. This tooth relic is about
1600 years old and is believed to be a tooth of the
Buddha.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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At the Jewish Passover meal, the Jewish people leave an empty
chair for the prophet Elijah, in case he happens to come by.

Submitter comment: From being a Girl Scout Leader, my mom had to do research on a
different country every year, and she remembered this little fact
from one of those years.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 00001980'S

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CHANUKAH GELT

DURING THE JEWISH HOLIDAY OF CHANUKAH, THE CHILDREN
ARE ALWAYS GLAD TO SEE THEIR UNCLES AND OTHER
RELATIVES, FOR THEY ARE ALWAYS GIVEN MONEY,
USUALLY ONE DOLLAR, WHICH IS CALLED THEIR "CHANUKAH
GELT."

Data entry tech comment: GELT=MONEY
CN[ WISOK, LINDA K.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LATIN QUEEN--16 YEAR OLD GIRL

IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN AREA OF DETROIT (MICHIGAN) EVERY YEAR
A QUEEN IS CHOSEN. THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES ARE SENT TO
THE LASED HOUSE (A MEXICAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZATION PRIMARILY
SERVING IMMIGRANTS). THE JUDGES THERE SPEAK WITH EACH OF
THE CANDIDATES, THEY ARE JUDGED ACCORDING TO HOW MUCH OF
THEIR MEXICAN HISTORY THEY KNOW, THEIR TASTE IN CLOTHES,
THEIR FIGURE, THEIR TALENTS, AND GENERAL OVERALL
PERSONALITY. THE JUDGES CHOOSE THE PERSON TO BE QUEEN
AND SHE IS PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC.
AS QUEEN, SHE SERVES FOR ONE YEAR, GETS A SCHOLARSHIP
FOR SCHOOL, AND DURING THE SUMMER GOES TO MEXICO, WHERE
SHE GETS INVOLVED IN WITH THE PEOPLES POLITICS AND
THEIR GENERAL OVERALL LIFESTYLE.

Where learned: WESTERN YMCA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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ORTHODOX JEWS ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT GO DOWN TO THE
RIVER AND THROW THEIR SINS IN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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MOST ORTHODOX HOMES ARE BLESSED ON CHRISTMAS
(JULIAN CALENDER). THIS IS DONE TO BLESS THE
INHABITANTS AND TO INSURE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
HOMES ARE ALSO BLESSED ON EASTER TO CELEBRATE THE
RESURRECTION OF CHRIST.

Submitter comment: OUR HOME IS STILL BLESSED ON EACH MAJOR HOLIDAY
ACCORDING TO THE JULIAN CALENDER ALTHOUGH THE
CUSTOM IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system:
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 11-15-1971

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THE SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY IN FRANCE THEY HAVE
A SPECIAL CAKE MADE WITH A SURPRISE INSIDE. WHOEVER
GETS IT IS A KING OR A QUEEN. THE NEXT TIME THEY
COME TO THE HOUSE, THE KING AND QUEEN BRING A BOTTLE
OF WINE OR A BOX OF CANDY TO HAVE A CELEBRATION.

Where learned: ITALY ; ROME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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IN ITALY, SAINTS' DAYS ARE CELEBRATED FOR PEOPLE JUST
AS THEIR BIRTHDAYS ARE.

Submitter comment: FROM GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHRISTENING ; NAME DAY ; PATRON SAINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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BOX SOCIAL

IT WAS A CUSTOM TWENTY YEARS AGO TO HAUL ANNUAL BOX
SOCIALS. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF THE COMMUNITY WOULD
PACK A LUNCH IN A BOX. THE YOUNG MEN WOULD BID ON
EACH LUNCH AND ONE WOULD WIN THE LUNCH AND THE GIRL
FOR THE MEAL.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER REMEMBERS THIS AS A LOT OF FUN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 10-10-1971 ; 00-00-1951

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CHINESE FESTIVAL

"THE MAIDEN'S FESTIVAL" FALLS ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE
SEVENTH MOON (AUTUMN). IT IS JUST LIKE YOUR ST.
VALENTINE'S DAY. THE FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATED WITH
MAGNIFICENT DISPLAYS OF NEEDLEWORK.
THE UNMARRIED GIRLS WILL OFFER JOSS STICKS AND FRUITS
TO THE GODDESS VEGA. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE GODDESS
WILL BLESS THEM AND GRANT THEM GOOD AND DEVOTED
HUSBANDS.

Data entry tech comment: CHI HAI, FESTIVAL OF THE MILKY WAY--SPICER, "THE BOOK
KC[ OF FESTIVALS," P. 79, KATHY LOESER.
CN[ KNUFF, JEAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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CHINESE FESTIVAL

"HUNGRY GHOSTS FESTIVAL" IS HELD ON THE SECOND HALF OF
THE SEVENTH MOON (AUTUMN). PEOPLE WILL BURN PAPER
MONEY, PAPER FURNITURE, PAPER HOUSES, AND ALL SORTS OF
DAILY UTENSILS MADE OF PAPER TO THEIR DEAD RELATIVES,
SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE COMFORTS IN THE UNDERWORLD.
IT IS ALSO SAID THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GO OUT LATE AT
NIGHT BECAUSE AT THAT TIME THE GHOSTS ARE RELEASED FROM
THEIR UNDERWORLD TO THE EARTH TO RECEIVE THEIR OFFER-
INGS, OFFERED BY THEIR RELATIVES.

Data entry tech comment: CHUNG YUAN, FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD--SPICER, "BOOK OF
KC[ FESTIVALS," P. 80--KATHY LOESER.
KC[ 14TH DAY OF 7TH MOON--U. S. CHINESE
KC[ 15TH DAY OF 7TH MOON--KATHY LOESER
CN[ KNUFF, JEAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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ON THE FIFTH DAY OF THE FIFTH MONTH (LUNAR CALENDAR)
YOU HAVE CEREMONIAL BOAT RACES IN DRAGON BOATS.

Data entry tech comment: TUAN YANG CHIEH, DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL--SPICER,
KC[ "BOOK OF FESTIVALS," P. 79.--KATHY LOESER
CK FIFTH MOON=SUMMER
CN[ ARNONE, TONY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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ON THE FIFTH DAY OF THE FIFTH MONTH YOU EAT SPECIAL
PASTRY MADE OF RICE FILLED WITH PORK.

Data entry tech comment: TUAN YANG CHIEH, DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL--SPICER,
KC[ "BOOK OF FESTIVALS," P. 79--KATHY LOESER.
CK FIFTH MOON=SUMMER
CN[ ARNONE, TONY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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DURING MID AUTUMN (AUGUST) MOON FESTIVAL, CHINESE
WILL DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS IN CELEBRATION OF THE
HARVEST:
HAVE FAMILY REUNIONS, EAT SPECIAL "MOON CAKE"
(MOON SHAPED CANDY, FILLED WITH CANDY AND SWEETS).

Data entry tech comment: CHUNG-CH'IU, MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, HARVEST OR MOON
KC[ FESTIVAL. 15TH DAY OF THE 8TH MONTH--SPICER,
KC[ "BOOK OF FESTIVALS," P. 81, KATHY LOESER.
CN[ ARNONE, TONY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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