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ST JOHNS DAY

ON JUNE 24 OF EVERY YEAR PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE GO TO THE RIVER TO
BATHE AND GET THEIR HAIR CUT: IT:S GOOD LUCK BECAUSE IT WILL GROW
(JUNE 24 IS SAINT JOHN THE BAPTISTI DAY).

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM IS PRACTICED IN MEXICO. HISTORICALLY IT TIES IN
RELIGIOUS WITH PAGAN CUSTOMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BATHE, WATER

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 24 St. John's Day / Midsummer Day
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-00-1981

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