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TRADITION

IRELAND - GOOD FRIDAY - CALLED BLACK FAST - FAST FROM
DAIRY PRODUCTS AND EGGS, BESIDES MEAT - COULD EAT FISH AND
POTATOES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FASTING ON GOOD FRIDAY

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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Custom

Good Friday and Planting Custom:

Potatoe [sic] seeds should be planted, if at all possible, on Good Friday.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [F663] has been crossed out and replaced with F535

Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; FARMING ; Good Friday ; HARVEST ; PLANT VEGETABLE ; POTATO ; Religious Holiday ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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Superstition

Superstition:

Anything tried on Friday the 13th will fail.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880.6] crossed out and replaced with P574.5

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURSE ; DATE ; Day ; Friday ; jinx ; SUPERSTITION ; TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA ; Weekday

James Callow Keyword(s): TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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Superstition

12 came around for study of Friday the 13th

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[unknown if pencil mark is meant to cross out the entry or if it is a simple accidental mark of the pencil.]

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James Callow comment:

Pencil mark through entry

Keyword(s): DATE ; Friday ; NUMBER ; Numeral ; Twelve ; Weekday ; Weekend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.17

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Proverb

Never start a new project on Friday, because you will never finish it.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Friday ; Maxim ; Project ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Never laugh on Friday; you'll cry on Saturday.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cry ; Friday ; Laugh ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Saturday ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Custom; Agriculture

Plant beans on Good Friday

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Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Beans ; FARMING ; Good Friday ; holiday ; PLANT ; Religious Holiday

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

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Superstition

The fisherman have two kinds of folk belief: magic and empirical. Magic have no rational explanation-porpoises bring good luck. Empirical can be explained or have a rational line of thought - Circle around moon means bad weather. There is a rational connection between moon, ring, and bad weather.

Beneath the instrumental function of beliefs (to explain something) there is a phycological [sic] function (to ease the dangers of their hazardous occupation.)

Black suitcase is a very bad taboo object. Going out (in boat) on Friday - bad luck. The word alligator - bad luck. Throw change overboard - good luck.

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Where learned: The Function of Magic Among Texas Coastal Fisherman ; Journal of American Folklore

Keyword(s): Alligator ; BELIEF ; Boat ; Change ; Empirical ; Fisherman ; Friday ; LUCK ; MAGIC ; MONEY ; MOON ; Ocean ; Porpoise ; Sail ; Sailor ; SEA ; Ship ; Suitcase ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Large body.
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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