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PREDICTING HOW MANY CHILDREN A FUTURE BRIDE WILL HAVE.
AT A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS ON THE PRESENTS, BROKEN
PREDICTS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): Babies ; BELIEF ; Bride ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; FAMILY ; GAME ; GIFT ; MARRIAGE ; Newlyweds ; Offspring ; PREDICTION ; Ribbon

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Use of Object Occasions Events
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining number of children or sex of unborn

Date learned: 04-00-1980

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AT A JEWISH WEDDING, THE GROOM WILL PLACE A CHAMPAGNE
GLASS ON THE FLOOR AND STOMP ON IT. AS MANY PIECES
AS THE GLASS BROKE INTO, WOULD BE THE NUMBER OF YEARS
OF HAPPY MARRIAGE THE GROOM WOULD HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Occasions Events

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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THIS GAME IS PLAYED AT HALLOWEEN IN IRELAND. FOUR
SAUCERS ARE PLACED ON A TABLE. ONE CONTAINS CLAY,
ANOTHER WATER, ANOTHER ROSARY BEADS AND THE FOURTH
ONE CONTAINS A RING. THE PLAYER IS BLINDFOLDED
AND THEN MUST TOUCH A SAUCER. THE ONE HE TOUCHES
IS TO INDICATE HIS FUTURE. CLAY=DEATH; WATER=WILL CROSS
THE OCEAN; ROSARY=RELIGIOUS LIFE; AND RING=MARRIAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; IRELAND ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Use of Object Occasions Events

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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AT CHRISTMAS EVE SUPPER, A CANDLE IS LIT. IF THE
SMOKE GOES UP, ALL THOSE SEATED AT THE TABLE WILL
BE BACK THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IF THE SMOKE GOES
TOWARD A DOOR, ONE OF THE GUESTS WILL DIE BEFORE
NEXT CHRISTMAS EVE.

Where learned: LETTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Use of Object Occasions Events

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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