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CUSTOM

CUSTOM TO CELEBRATE BOYS' DAY (NOW CALLED CHILDREN'S DAY), ON MAY
5TH. ON THIS DAY A COLORFUL CLOTH CARP IS FLOWN FROM THE FAMILY
POLE IN THE GARDEN, SINCE THE CARP SYMBOLIZES THE STRENGTH AND
PERSEVERANCE OF THE CARP AS IT STRUGGLES UP STREAM AGAINST THE
DOWNWARD CURRENT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED IN JAPAN WHILE SHE WAS GROWING UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FISH ; FLAG OR BANNER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
BELIEF -- Celestial Body

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DAY OF THE CARP

WHILE LIVING IN JAPAN MY MOTHER OBSERVED THE JAPANESE CELEBRATION
OF THE "DAY OF THE CARP." IN JAPAN THE CARP IS CONSIDERED A VERY
STRONG FISH AND SO A PAPER CARP SHAPED KITE FOR EACH BOY IN THE
FAMILY IS HUNG OUT OF THE WINDOW AND FLOWN TO SYMBOLIZE THEIR WISH
THAT EACH ONE OF THEIR SONS GROWS UP TO BE A STRONG MAN.

Data entry tech comment: TANGO-NO-SEKKU, BOYS' FESTIVAL, CARP FLYING DAY, IN SPICER, DOROTHY.
BOOK OF FESTIVALS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLAG OR BANNER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
BELIEF -- Celestial Body

Date learned: 03-30-1968

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BUGLING

NO SUMMER CAMP WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A BUGLER TO
WAKE THE CAMP. THIS CHORE FELL UPON ME TO SALUTE THE
COLORS IN THE MORNING AND RETIRE THEM AT EVENING.
WHEN OUR BOYS WOULD PLAY A NEIGHBORING CAMP IN A
BASEBALL GAME, THE BUGLE WOULD SERVE AS AN INCENTIVE
AND A FIRE FOR GREATER EFFORTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MEMPHIS ; CAMP SAINT MARY

James Callow Keyword(s): FLAG

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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Belief: Animal

Bite-Cure:

In Haiti, there is a small lizard-type animal, resembling a chameleon, because right before it bites you, it changes colors so that you can't see it. When it does bite, its jaws lock and it dangles on your body. The only way you can get it off is to find a donkey and make it bray - there by forcing the animal to open its jaws.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bite ; BLEND ; Camouflage ; Chameleon ; DONKEY ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; Lizard

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Religion

An extremely grim account of religious confraternities in New Mexico and Colorado which practice self-flagellation and other penitent practices, especially on Good Friday.

The article explores the history behind and classifies different types of Muerte (death images) which are pulled on carts by penitents.

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; The Origin of the Penitence Death Cart

Keyword(s): Colorado ; CUSTOM ; DEATH ; Flagellation ; Images ; Inflicted ; Muerte ; New Mexico ; REGIONAL ; RELIGION ; Self

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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