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SUPERSTITION

IT IS BAD LUCK TO HAVE A PREGNANT WOMAN IN YOUR WEDDING PARTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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WEDDING BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A GIRL TO CATCH 3 BOUQUETS AT WEDDINGS. THIS
MEANS SHE WILL NEVER GET MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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IT'S BAD LUCK FOR A BRIDE TO SEE THE GROOM ON THE DAY
OF THE WEDDING, BEFORE THE CEREMONY.

Submitter comment: COMMON BELIEF

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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THE GROOM IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SEE THE BRIDE IN HER
WEDDING DRESS BEFORE THE CEREMONY BEGINS OR IT
WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 03-04-1968

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MANY PEOPLE TOLD MY SISTER, WHO HAD SET HER MARRIAGE DATE
FOR MARCH 15TH (THE IDES OF MARCH) THAT THIS WAS UNLUCKY,
BECAUSE OF THE CONNOTATIONS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS
CAESAR.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 15
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 06-27-1972

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BAD LUCK FOR ANY OF THE GUESTS TO WEAR BLACK AT THE WEDDING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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IF YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED AND YOU'RE WALKING YOUR HUSBAND
TO THE CHURCH, AND IF A WHITE HORSE PASSES YOU, AND IF THE
MAN WHO'S RIDING IT IS ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, IT'S BAD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED--ALL "ING" ENDINGS WERE SPELLED "IN"

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IF THE BRIDE SEES THE BRIDEGROOM ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING, IT
WILL BRING THEM BAD LUCK IN THEIR FUTURE LIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FAYETTEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED ON THE HALF HOUR, WHEN THE HANDS OF THE
CLOCK ARE GOING UP, THIS MEANS GOOD LUCK. IT IS BAD LUCK TO
GET MARRIED ON THE HOUR WHEN THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK ARE GOING
DOWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.545
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 05-05-1969

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LUCKY AT CARDS
UNLUCKY AT LOVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PARALLELISM

Subject headings: 881 Games / Pastimes / Sports
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE BRIDE-TO-BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
REHEARSAL OF HER WEDDING.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding rehearsal
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 08-08-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A BROTHER AND SISTER TO MARRY IN THE SAME YEAR.

Submitter comment: HIS MOTHER BELIEVES THIS TO BE TRUE.

Data entry tech comment: EVEN IF NOT TO EACH OTHER

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 08-01-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A BRIDE TO SEW HER OWN WEDDING DRESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dress of bride and groom
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 08-01-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE HANDKERCHIEF TO YOUR SWEETHEART.
IN JAVANESE, THE WORD FOR HANDKERCHIEF IS "KATQU," A WORK
THAT ALWAYS OCCURS WITH "TEL," AND TOGETHER THEY MEAN
"BROKE UP."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JAVA ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S BAD LUCK TO HAVE A PREGNANT WOMAN IN YOUR WEDDING PARTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; GILBERT'S LOUNGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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