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SENDING VALENTINE DAY CARDS, CANDY AND FLOWERS TO A SWEETHEART.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 14 Valentine's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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A CUSTOM IN ITALY VERY SIMILAR TO HALLOWEEN IS GIVING CANDY TO
CHILDREN ON ALL SOULS DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- November 2 All SoulsDay of the Dead

Date learned: 10-20-1968

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

GIVING CANDY ON SWEETEST DAY.

Data entry tech comment: THIRD SUNDAY IN OCT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

Date learned: 10-04-1968

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

THE ARMENIAN SANTA CLAUS IS CALLED BUFFANA. IT IS A LEGEND
THAT AT CHRISTMAS TIME BUFFANA GOES THROUGH ALL THE STREETS OF
ARMENIA AND PASSES OUT PRESENTS TO ALL THE POOR CHILDREN.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): Armenia ; Armenian ; Buffana ; GIFT GIVING ; holiday ; Legend ; Presents ; SANTA CLAUS ; ST. BEFANA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 02-26-1971

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No Nuthin

This was a little game my grandmother played with me, and with
my children. When a special day was coming, and she had purchased
the gift for your special day, she would pose this question to you.
Would you like to know what I bought for you? Of course a young
child does, so the response was, "Yea!" Then she would smile and
hug you and say, "A no nuthin with a whistle on the end." A very
confused child then would respond, "What is that?" Grandma would
reply, "I guess you'll have to wait to find out. But, do you want
to know what color it is?" Of course a child will respond, "Yes!"
Grandma would very seriously say, "Well, it's sky-blue pink."

Submitter comment: It has been many years since my grandmother was alive, but this
little ditty is still repeated by me and my children, and I'm sure
it will continue with my own grandchildren.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001950S

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