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TRADITION

IRELAND - GOOD FRIDAY - CALLED BLACK FAST - FAST FROM
DAIRY PRODUCTS AND EGGS, BESIDES MEAT - COULD EAT FISH AND
POTATOES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FASTING ON GOOD FRIDAY

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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NEW YEAR'S SAYING

IN IRELAND NEW YEAR'S SAYING "EAT PORK AND LIVE OFF THE FAT OF THE
LAND - EAT CHICKEN AND SCRATCH THE REST OF THE YEAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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SAINT LUCIA BUNS

TWO STRIPS OF BREAD-LIKE DOUGH SHAPED INTO A CROSS WITH CHERRIES
AND NUTS.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S FATHER MAKES THEM EVERY YEAR FOR  CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00001960S

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GRANDPARENTS'
POLISH HOLY SATURDAY- SAMPLES OF THE EASTER BREAKFAST ARE TAKEN TO
THE CHURCH TO BE BLESSED AND ARE THEN MIXED WITH THE REST OF THE
BREAKFAST ON EASTER MORNING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- P663 P663.12

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ON EASTER SATURDAY, THE DAY BEFORE EASTER, WE TAKE FOOD TO CHURCH
TO BE BLESSED. EVERYONE SHARED THIS FOOD THE NEXT MORNING FOR
BREAKFAST, HARD BOILED EGGS, HAM, BREAD, BUTTER, SALT, ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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POLISH CUSTOM

ALL FOOD FOR EASTER MORNING MEAL IS BLESSED ON EASTER SATURDAY.THE
TRADITIONAL MEAL CONSISTS OF BOILED HAM, HARD BOILED EGGS, BUTTER,
SALT, PEPPER, COFFEE CAKE AND COFFEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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ON CHRISTMAS MORNING, AFTER MIDNIGHT MASS, OUR FAMILY ATE WHAT WE CALLED
ANGEL BREAD. (IT WAS A KIND OF UNLEAVENED BREAD THAT HAD BEEN BLESSED.)

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve F122.82
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

GRANDMOTHER SAID WHEN NEW YEAR'S WOULD COME AROUND SHE HAD THE
TRADITIONAL BLACK-EYED PEAS AND COLLARD GREENS TO COMPLETE HER NEW
YEAR'S DINNER. GRANDMOTHER SAID THE TRADITIONAL DINNER REPRESENTED
GOOD FINANCIAL LUCK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE BLACK-EYED PEAS
SYMBOLIZED COINS AND THE COLLARDS REPRESENTED GREENBACKS.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT
PRACTICED THIS CUSTOM SINCE THE EARLY YEARS OF HER MARRIAGE.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC MONEY ; SYMBOLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
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
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 00001960S (MID)

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SAUERKRAUT

IF YOU EAT SAUERKRAUT ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, YOU'LL
HAVE GOOD LUCK ALL YEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER ALWAYS DID THIS AND SHE CALLS TO REMIND HER
CHILDREN TO CONTINUE THE PRACTICE EACH YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 12-04-1972

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GREEN VEGETABLES

IF YOU EAT GREEN VEGETABLES ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, YOU'LL
HAVE MONEY THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY A CO}WORKER WHO IS A BLACK
GIRL OF THE MUSLIM FAITH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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PUNCH

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE GERMANS MAKE A HOT WINE PUNCH AND SERVE IT
WITH A HEATED AND SUGARED METAL BAR THAT IS SET ON FIRE
AND THE SUGAR ALLOWED TO DRIP INTO THE WINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
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
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

Date learned: 11-04-1972

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GOOD LUCK

HERRING IS ALWAYS EATEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S HUSBAND DOES THIS EVERY NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MONROE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER WAS FISH. THERE WERE AT LEAST THREE
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FISH SERVED.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
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: 10-03-1972

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

ONE OF THE WAYS WE ALWAYS CELEBRATED WAS TO HAVE ALL THE RELATIVES
OVER FOR AN IRISH DINNER.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: CA1960-1975

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HALLOWEEN

ON HALLOWEEN, EAT CHILI AND YOU GET GOOD TREATS.

Submitter comment: ON HALLOWEEN MY MOTHER ALWAYS MADE CHILI BECAUSE IT WAS A QUICK
MEAL. SINCE NONE OF US LIKE CHILI, SHE TOLD US WE
WOULDN'T GET ANY TREATS IF WE DIDN'T EAT IT.

James Callow comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED

Where learned: HOME ; SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: CA1963-1975

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TOMTEN

TOMTEN IS A VERY SMALL AND VERY OLD MAN WITH A LONG BEARD.
HE LIVES IN STABLES AND SHEDS ON THE FARMS AND HE PROTECTS
THE FARMER FROM ILLNESS AND MISFORTUNE AND GIVES THE FARMER
RICHES AND HAPPINESS. TOMTEN IS A VERY IRRITABLE OLD MAN
AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE A FUSS WITH HIM NOW AND THEN AND ON CHRISTMAS
EVE A PLATE WITH PORRIDGE MADE OF RICE IS PUT INTO THE STABLE
SO THE LITTLE MAN CAN HAVE IT. THE SWEDISH JULTOMTEN, FATHER
CHRISTMAS, COMES FROM THE LEGEND OF TOMTEN.

James Callow comment:

PUTTING OF RICE IN THE BARN FOR THE "NISSES"--CHRISTMAS
ELVES--IS A COMMON MOTIF IN SCANDINAVIAN FOLKTALES.
ODDLY, THOMPSON SHOWS NOTHING.--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: SWEDEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Abnormal in size
BELIEF -- Good luck

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POLISH EASTER BREAKFAST

THE POLISH EASTER BREAKFAST ALWAYS CONSISTS OF BLESSED FOOD.
THE EASTER BASKET ALWAYS CONTAINS: PUMPERNICKLE BREAD, HAM,
SAUSAGE, HORSERADISH, A SMALL BUTTER LAMB, ALL SEASONINGS USED BY
THE FAMILY, HARD BOILED EGGS, CANDY AND COOKIES. THERE ARE
ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS OF EACH ITEM (ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE TO GET HIS
FILL) BECAUSE ALL OF THE BLESSED FOOD MUST BE EATEN. NONE OF IT
CAN BE THROWN AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 12-01-1975

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TOAST

( POLISH WORD OMITTED BECAUSE ALPHABET COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED ) --
(ENGLISH TRANSLATION "WAFER"). THIS IS BOTH A CHRISTMAS EVE AND
EASTER CUSTOM, BUT IS PRIMARILY RESERVED FOR THE POLISH LENTEN MEAL
AT EASTERTIME. THE CUSTOM IS THAT AT THIS MEAL THE OLDEST MEMBER OF
THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY (IN INFORMANT'S CASE, HIS GRANDFATHER) CRACKS
OFF A BIT OF THIS SPECIAL WAFER AND GIVES IT TO THE PERSON NEXT TO
HIM WISHING THEM ( HIM ) "GOOD HEALTH", "HAPPINESS", ETC.

Where learned: TELEPHONE ; TOLD BY

Keyword(s): FAMILY UNITY ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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