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WASSELING

THEY DON'T HAVE HALLOWEEN IN ENGLAND. THEY HAVE WASSELING NEAR
CHRISTMAS.IT'S A DAY IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON SET ASIDE FOR KIDS TO
GO AND COLLECT CANDY, PRESENTS, ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING GIFT-GIVING ; WASSAIL WASSAILING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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TO TAKE OUT AND PUT BACK NEVER EMPTIES THE POT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WARNS TO BEWARE OF THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A
HANDOUT.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING CHARITY BEGGARS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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YUGOSLAVIAN EASTER CUSTOM

ON EASTER MONDAY, CROATIAN CHILDREN WOULD GO FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE
CARRYING AN ORANGE, AND THEIR NEIGHBORS WOULD STICK DIMES OR NICKELS
INTO THE ORANGE FOR GOOD HEALTH.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and residence.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

Keyword(s): BEGGING ; EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM ; HEALTH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: (VARIOUS DATES)

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ST. BRIGID'S DAY

FEBRUARY 1 IN IRELAND IS ST. BRIGID'S DAY. THAT NIGHT, THE "BIDDY
BOYS" GO ROUND FROM FARM HOUSE TO FARM HOUSE, WEARING MASKS AND
SINGING SONGS. AFTER THEIR SONGS, THEY ASK "THE WOMAN OF THE
HOUSE" FOR MONEY. ON THE FOLLOWING NIGHT AT THE LOCAL DANCE HALL,
THERE IS A BIDDY BALL, AND ALL THE GIRLS WEAR MASKS. THE LAST GIRL
TO BE IDENTIFIED IS CALLED THE BIDDY GIRL--A REAL COMPLIMENT TO HER
FEMININE VANITY. ( A COUNTY KERRY CUSTOM ONLY. )

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEGGING ; MUMMING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 1

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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CUSTOM--MARRIAGE

ON JUNE 13TH, ST. ANTHONY'S DAY IN MEXICO, GIRLS COLLECT 13
QUINTOS (ABOUT 5 CENTS) FROM 13 BOYS. THEN THEY BUY CANDLES FOR
ST. ANTHONY AND EXPECT TO MARRY BEFORE THE NEXT JUNE 13TH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 13
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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ITALIAN CUSTOM

IN ITALY ON SEPTEMBER 28, A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERED MEN CARRY A
STATUE FROM THE CHURCH AROUND THE TOWN. THEY STOP AT VARIOUS
HOUSES AND PRAY. RESIDENTS THEN GIVE MONEY TO THE MEN FOR THE
CHURCH, IF THEY HAVE NO MONEY TO GIVE THEY PRIVATELY MAKE A
PROMISE TO GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 28

Date learned: 11-22-1971

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HALLOWEEN CUSTOM (POLAND)

HALLOWEEN NIGHT, THE OLDER PEOPLE WENT TO HEAR MASS. THE POOR
PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE WOULD SIT ON THE CHURCH STEPS AND AS THE
VILLAGE PEOPLE PASSED THEM, THEY GAVE THEM SOME MONEY AND ASKED THEM
TO SAY A PRAYER FOR A DEPARTED LOVED ONE,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: NO DATE INDICATED.

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A HALLOWEEN CUSTOM

"TRICK OR TREAT" CUSTOM: THIS IS AN OLD IRISH PRACTICE ASSOCIATED
WITH ALL-HALLOWS EVE. THE PEASANTS WENT AROUND FROM DOOR TO DOOR
ASKING FOR ITEMS; PRAISING THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED AND THREATENING
THOSE WHO DID NOT. THESE ITEMS WERE USED IN PREPARATION OF THE
COMING HOLIDAY.

Where learned: NO LOCATION INDICATED

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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HALLOWEEN

HELP THE POOR.
MY PANTS ARE TORE.
GIVE ME SOME MONEY
AND I'LL BUY SOME MORE.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS A LONG TIME AGO FOR HALLOWEEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.1031
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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HALLOWEEN

ON ALL SAINTS EVE IT IS CUSTOM TO GIVE CANDY TO CHILDREN DRESSED
AS GOBLINS, WITCHES, ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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INNOCENTS DAY

ON DECEMBER 28 THE BOYS AND MEN OF CERTAIN TOWN IN THE ISLAND
CELEBRATE THE INNOCENTS DAY BY DRESSING UP IN EXTREMELY COLORFUL
COSTUMES WITH TINY BELLS ATTACHED ALL OVER. THEY GO AROUND IN FLOATS
PLAYING TRICKS AND ASKING FOR MONEY. AT THE END OF THE DAY THE BEST
COSTUME AND CARAVAN IS SELECTED.

Submitter comment: SOME OF THESE COSTUMES MAY COST AROUND 500.00 DOLLARS TO MAKE.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; HATILLO

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SLAVIC NEW YEAR'S TRADITION

ON NEW YEARS MORNING WE WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO THE NEIGHBORS
WITH AN APPLE. ALL THE NEIGHBORS WOULD SHOVE A COIN IN IT
FOR GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING ; GIFT-GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 00-00-1941

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