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CHRISTMAS IS CELEBRATED IN PUERTO RICO ON JANUARY 6.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PUERTO RICO

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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THE NUMERALS OF THE CURRENT YEAR ARE PRINTED ON THE
INSIDE OF THE BUILDINGS ABOVE THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
HOME AND ABOVE THE MAIN DOOR OF THE BARN.
EACH YEAR THE CHANGE IS MADE ON THE FEAST OF THE
EPIPHANY. FOR GOOD LUCK, THE INITIALS OF THE THREE
KINGS ARE PLACED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NUMERALS WITH
A CROSS BETWEEN EACH LETTER. EXAMPLE: 19C (CROSS) M
(CROSS) B 68

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; WARREN ; BAVARIA ; ALLGAU

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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ON THE FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS, IT IS A POLISH TRADITION
TO PUT THE NAMES OF THE KINGS ON THE TOP OF EACH
DOORWAY, AND BURN INCENSE. THIS PROTECTS THE HOUSE
FROM DANGER. THIS FEAST IS CELEBRATED ON JANUARY 6.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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ON THE FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS, THE PARISH PRIEST WOULD
COME AROUND TO THE HOUSE, BLESS IT AND PUT THE LETTERS
KMB AND THE YEAR ON THE DOOR WITH CHALK.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 11-29-1970

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POLISH

THIS IS A POLISH TRADITION OF PUTTING THE FIRST INITIAL OF
EACH OF THE THREE KINGS OVER THE PORTALS OF EVERY DOOR
IN THE HOUSE, (THE POLISH INITIALS READ K.M.B.) IN WHITE
CHALK, DURING THE FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS, JANUARY 6.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS CUSTOM IS TO KEEP OUT EVIL DURING
THE COMING YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POLISH FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS

ON JANUARY 6, THE FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS, PRIESTS
VISIT THE HOMES OF POLISH CATHOLICS BEARING CHALK,
MYRRH, AND INCENSE. THEY BLESS THE HOUSE AND WRITE
THE NAMES OF THE THREE KINGS OVER THE DOORWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALTHAZAR ; KASPAR ; MELCHIOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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