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PENTECOST CELEBRATION

HOMES AND CHURCHES WOULD BE DRESSED GREEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE IN POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; POLAND ; Sterling Heights ; GOWARCZOW

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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ROUTINE ACTIVITY

INFORMANT STATED THAT CERTAIN TIMES EACH DAY WERE DESIGNATED AS
PERIODS OF SILENCE. HOWEVER, ON CHRISTMAS, EASTER, AND PENTECOST,
THE COMMUNITY OBSERVED GRAND CONGE DAY. ON THESE THREE DAYS THE
SISTERS COULD FEEL FREE TO TALK ALL DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITAS CONVENT

Keyword(s): VOW OF SILENCE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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POLISH RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION

THE POLES CELEBRATE EASTER ON SUNDAY, MINDAY & TUESDAY
WITH A BIG FAMILY MEAL EACH DAY.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING HAS BEEN CORRECTED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Ascension Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BURIAL CUSTOM

IN THE EVENT OF DEATH, THE POLISH VILLAGERS PLACE DRIED HERBS
(BLESSED ON ASCENSION THURSDAY) UNDERNEATH THE LINEN LINING OF THE
CASKET. THIS SERVES AS A PILLOW UNDER THE DECEASED PERSON'S HEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Ascension Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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CHURCH CUSTOM

PHINGSTEN--THIS IS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY WHICH IS CELEBRATED ON THE
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION THURSDAY. THE NEXT DAY (MONDAY), IS
ALSO A CELEBRATED HOLIDAY AND THERE IS NO WORK OR SCHOOL. THIS
COMMEMORATES THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE
FORM OF BURNING TONGUES UPON THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST. IT IS AT THIS
TIME THAT THE APOSTLES WERE ENDOWED WITH SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND
WISDOM, AND WERE ABLE TO GO OUT AND BE TEACHERS OF MEN.

Submitter comment:

Informant's memories of homeland Germany.
 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BEAUTY SHOP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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CHURCH CUSTOM

THIS IS A GERMAN CATHOLIC FEAST WHICH IS CELEBRATED IN HONOR OF THE
FOUNDING OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST. IT TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY EXACTLY
FOUR WEEKS AFTER ASCENSION THURSDAY. IT BEGINS BY CELEBRATING MASS
IN CHURCH. THEN THE HOLY EUCHARIST IS HONORED IN A PROCESSION WHICH
LEAVES FROM THE CHURCH AND GOES TO THE CHURCH GROUNDS. ON THE
GROUNDS ARE SET UP THREE ALTARS. THE PROCESSION GOES TO ALL THREE
ALTARS AND PRAYERS ARE CHANTED AND SONGS ARE SUNG. THE
PROCESSION IS LED BY THE PRIEST AND ALTAR BOYS AND FOLLOWED BY
THE MOST RECENT FIRST COMMUNION CLASS, FOLLOWED BY THE OTHER CHURCH
GROUPS FOR MEN, WOMEN OR CHILDREN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S MEMORIES OF HOMELAND GERMANY. INFORMANT NEVER MENTIONED NAME OF FEAST BUT IT SEEMS TO BE CORPUS
CHRISTI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BEAUTY SHOP

Keyword(s): CORPUS CHRISTI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PENTECOST CUSTOM

ON THE FEAST OF THE PENTECOST, IT IS TRADITIONAL IN POLAND, TO GO
OUT OF THE VILLAGE AND START A GREAT BIG BONFIRE, AROUND WHICH
PEOPLE SING SONGS AND WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED, THEY CARRY LIGHTED
TORCHES TO THEIR HOMES AS A SYMBOL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT'S BLESSINGS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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CUSTOM

ON WHITSUNDAY IT WAS THE CUSTOM TO PUT A GREEN BRANCH ON THE
DOOR IN HONOR OF THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

ON PENTECOST SUNDAY, "ZELENYJ SVIATA" (GREEN HOLIDAY), THE
UKRANIANS DECORATE THEIR HOUSES WITH GREEN TREE BRANCHES TO
SYMBOLIZE REBIRTH: OF NATURE (SPRING) AND SPIRITUAL THROUGH THE
HOLY GHOST.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FERTILITY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

ON PENTECOST SUNDAY THE UKRANIANS CELEBRATE SPECIAL SERVICES FOR
THE DEAD, CALLED "PARASTAS" AT EACH GRAVE, WHICH HAS BEEN
SPECIALLY DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND WREATHS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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POLISH PENTECOST CUSTOM OF ZELONA SWIATKI

SEVEN ALTARS ARE MADE ON FRONT PORCHES DECORATED WITH GREEN LEAVES.
THE PRIEST THEN PROCEEDS FROM THE CHURCH AND GOES FROM HOUSE TO
HOUSE PRAYING AND ADMINISTERING BLESSINGS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 10-12-1968

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CUSTOM: TRINITY SUNDAY

HOLY TRINITY: TRINITY SUNDAY IS CALLED ZIELONE SWIATKI WHICH MEANS "GREEN
HOLIDAY", SO ON THIS SUNDAY THE PEOPLE DECORATE THE INSIDE OF
THEIR HOMES WITH THE BRANCHES OF THE BIRCH TREE.

Submitter comment:

First Sunday after Pentecost.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting After all

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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RELIGIOUS BELIEF

"ON EVERY TRINITY SUNDAY THERE IS A STORM. IT SIGNIFIES
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SPREADS THE FAITH AND
HOPE UPON US."

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 03-22-1970

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CHRISTMAS DAY - ROUTINE ACTIVITY

INFORMANT STATED THAT CERTAIN TIMES IN EACH DAY
WERE DESIGNATED AS PERIODS OF SILENCE. HOWEVER,
ON CHRISTMAS, EASTER, AND PENTECOST THE COMMUNITY
OBSERVED GRAND CONG DAY. ON THESE THREE DAYS
THE SISTERS COULD FEEL FREE TO TALK ALL DAY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT RITAS CONVENT ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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EASTER EXPRESSION.

ON EASTER SUNDAY, THE DAY CHRIST HAS RESURECTED,
ONE GREEK SAYS TO ANOTHER "CHRIST HAS RISEN!" THE
RESPONSE FROM THE OTHER PERSON IS "TRULY HE HAS RISEN!"

Submitter comment: THIS PHRASE IS SAID IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE GENERAL
PUBLIC UNTIL PENTECOST. IT SIGNIFIES THE JOY AND
HAPPINESS PEOPLE HAVE FOR THE RESSURECTION OF CHRIST.
THIS IS A GREEK-AMERICAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Tuesday Revenge Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Ascension Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: CA00001963

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PENTECOST CUSTOM - BYZANTINE

EACH YEAR ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE PENTECOST SUNDAY, SMALL
BRANCHES WITH GREEN LEAVES WERE CHOPPED FROM BUSHES AND TREES.
THESE GREEN BRANCHES WERE FASTENED TO THE OUTSIDE OF HOMES
ESPECIALLY AROUND DOORWAYS. MANY YEARS AGO PEOPLE EVEN
DECORATED THE INSIDE OF CHURCHES WITH THESE GREEN BOUGHS.
THIS PRACTICE WAS DRAWN FROM THE NAME GREEN SUNDAY WHICH IS
ANOTHER NAME FOR PENTECOST.

Submitter comment: PENTECOST IS THE ONLY TIME WHEN THE PRIEST MAY WEAR GREEN
VESTMENTS IN THE BYZANTINE RITE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 00001950S

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