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CUSTOM

SATAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS CELEBRATE THEIR SABBATH IN THE FOUR
DIFFERENT SECTIONS OR COVENS OF THE WORLD AROUND THE SAME TIME
AS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CELEBRATES THE SEASONAL CHANGES. WE ALSO
HAVE A CEREMONY AT THE TIME OF THE BLOODY SABBATH OF SATAN.
ON THIS DAY ALL FOUR COVENS GET TOGETHER FOR A GOOD TIME OF
SACRIFICE, (A YOUNG PERSON)
ALL WHO HAVE BEEN DISOBEDIENT TO SATAN AND THE INSTALLMENT OF
NEW WITCHES.

James Callow comment: INCOMPLETE ITEM

Where learned: GRAND RAPIDS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Sacrificial rite for special occasion
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CELEBRATION OF SAINT'S DAY

PEOPLE OF GREEK DESCENT CELEBRATE THEIR SAINTS DAY AS
OPPOSED TO CELEBRATING THEIR BIRTHDAYS.

Submitter comment: A PERSON'S SAINT DAY IS HIS OR HER NAME CORRESPONDING
TO A SAINT OF THAT NAME. SINCE SAINTS HAVE A RELIGIOUS
BACKGROUND, GREEKS PREFER TO CELEBRATE A RELIGIOUS
HOLIDAY OVER A BIRTHDAY. BIRTHDAYS TO GREEKS ARE
INSIGNIFICANT. RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS ARE MUCH MORE
SIGNIFICANT TO THE GREEK WAY OF LIFE THAN BIRTHDAYS.
THIS IS A GREEK-AMERICAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system:
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Sacrificial rite for special occasion

Date learned: CA00001963

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"MY WIFE'S BROTHER'S MOTHER-IN-LAW HAS THIS THING
ABOUT BRINGING GOOD LUCK TO ANYONE IN THE FAMILY
WHO BUYS A NEW CAR. SO WHAT MY WIFE'S BROTHER'S
MOTHER-IN-LAW WOULD DO WHEN SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY
WOULD BUY A NEW CAR, SHE (THE MOTHER-IN-LAW) WOULD
BREAK A COUPLE OF EGGS ON TOP OF THE CAR (THE ROOF)
IN WHICH SHE FELT IT WOULD BRING GOOD LUCK TO WHOM
EVER BUY A NEW CAR. SO NOW THAT WE'RE LIVING IN
MORE MODERN TIME (1980'S), FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER
RELATIVES ALLOW THE MOTHER-IN-LAW TO BREAK EGGS UNDER-
NEATH THE CAR RATHER THAN ON TOP OF THE CAR."

Submitter comment: HE ALSO REFUSED TO RECORD THIS STORY. HE SAID HE
DON'T LIKE TO HEAR HIS VOICE ON TAPE. THIS WAS
ANOTHER STORY THAT MADE ME LAUGH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Sacrificial rite for special occasion

Date learned: 00-00-1965 ; 10-00-1985

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