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EASTER

UKRAINIAN GIRLS DYE EXQUISITE EGGS TO CELEBRATE EASTER. THEY GIVE
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EGG TO THE BOY THEY LOVE. TO A BOY THEY WANT TO
GET RID OF THEY GIVE A BLACK EGG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM ; UKRAINIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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EASTER

GREEKS DYE THEIR EASTER EGGS ONLY A DEEP BLOOD RED WHICH
SIGNIFIES THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

Submitter comment:

FROM FAMILY TIES.

Where learned: MAIL

Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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GREEK FOOD CUSTOM

GREEKS USE ONLY RED (DYED) EGGS AT EASTER TIME. THIS IS TO
SYMBOLIZE THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. THEY ARE CALLED MIMIKOS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD ; COLUMBIA REALTY OFFICE

Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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A RED LIGHT IS ADVERTISING A PROSTITUTION ESTABLISHMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

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HOLY WEEK CUSTOM

DURING HOLY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF HOLY WEEK WOMEN OF THE VILLAGE
DRESS BOTH DAYS IN BLACK AND DO NOT LEAVE THEIR HOMES. FOOD IS PREPA
RED ON WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK AND NO WORK IS DONE ON THOSE TWO DAYS.
PREPARED

Submitter comment: A PRACTICE FROM THE INFORMANT'S HOMETOWN OF SABINAS IN MEXICO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-00-1981

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