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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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POLISH EASTER MONDAY CUSTOM

EVERYONE GIVES FOOD TO EVERYONE ELSE FOR FERTILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION BUILDING ; told at work

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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EASTER CUSTOM OF APPLETON, WISCONSIN

THE RESIDENTS OF APPLETON, WISCONSIN TRADITIONALLY COLOR EASTER
EGGS AND HIDE THEM FOR THEIR CHILDREN ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING.
MANY AT THE SAME TIME GIVE THEIR CHILDREN EASTER BASKETS FILLED
WITH CANDY AND TOYS.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HAS EXPERIENCED THE CUSTOM.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Bunny
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter baskets

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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EASTER BELIEF OR CUSTOM

THE "EASTER BUNNY" SUPPOSEDLY BRINGS EGGS AND CANDY TO CHILDREN ON
EASTER SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Bunny
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

IN UKRAINE, IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR GOOD FRIENDS TO EXCHANGE EASTER
EGGS AMONG EACH OTHER ON EASTER SUNDAY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS ACQUAINTANCES AND
RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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EASTER EGG COLORING

UKRAINIANS ARE WIDELY KNOWN FOR THEIR EASTER EGG COLORING ART. THIS
ART ORIGINATED IN PAGAN TIMES, AND SYMBOLIZED THE REAWAKENING OF THE
EARTH FROM WINTER INTO SPRING. AFTER THE ADVENT OF CHRISTIANITY
THE "PYSANKA" SYMBOLIZED THE RESURRECTION AND THE REBIRTH OF
MANKIND, THEREFORE IT IS LAVISHLY DECORATED AND IS UNCOOKED. IT IS
NEVER EATEN BUT GIVEN AWAY AS A TOKEN OF LOVE, AND REGARDED
AS TALISMAN.

Data entry tech comment:

Told at informant's place of occupation - Detroit Board of Education.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION ; INFORMANT'S PLACE OF OCCUPATION

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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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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IN BELGIUM, ON MAY 1, PEOPLE GO OUT TO LOOK FOR LILLIES-OF-THE-
VALLEY. THEY WOULD THEN MAKE THEM INTO A BOUQUET AND GIVE IT
TO A LOVED ONE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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MAY DAY--MAY 1

ON MAY DAY ALL THE CHILDREN TAKE MAY BASKETS FILLED WITH CANDY AND
FLOWERS AND HANG THEM ON THE DOORS OF PEOPLE THEY LIKE.

Submitter comment: THIS HAPPENED IN KANSAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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MAY DAY CUSTOM

IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON MAY 1, THE YOUNG MEN GO INTO THE FOREST AND CUT
DOWN A YOUNG SAPLING AND PLACE IT IN FRONT OF THE HOME OF THEIR
FAVORITE GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day

Date learned: 03-02-1970

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ON THE EVE OF ALL SAINTS DAY THE CHILDREN WOULD PUT THEIR SHOES
OUT TO BE FILLED WITH CANDY BY THE SAINTS.

Data entry tech comment: ALL SAINTS DAY: NOVEMBER 1.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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IRISH HALLOWEEN CUSTOM

THE INFORMANT TELLS OF THE HALLOWEENS WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG AND HER
MOTHER WOULD HIDE THINGS IN THE MASHED POTATOES. AT DINNERTIME,
EVERYONE WOULD FIND THEIR SURPRISE (A THIMBLE, RING, ETC.--SOMETHING
THAT WOULDN'T BE EASY TO SWALLOW) AND THE LUCKY ONE WOULD FIND A
DIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): GIFTS IN FOOD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-01-1969

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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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CUSTOM

WHENEVER SOMEONE GIVES A SHARP OBJECT AS A GIFT IN HER FAMILY,
THE PERSON WHO RECEIVES THE SHARP OBJECT AS A GIFT GIVES THE GIVER
A PENNY TO SYMBOLIZE THAT THEIR FRIENDSHIP WILL NOT BREAK UP AS A
RESULT OF THE GIFT. THE SUPERSTITION, THAT GIVING A SHARP OBJECT
AS A GIFT WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF FRIENDSHIP, IS COUNTERACTED
BY THE PENNY.

Where learned: TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME ; SAINT CLAIR

Keyword(s): GIFT FRIENDSHIP PENNY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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BELIEF

IF YOU GIVE SOMEBODY A PIN (A PIECE OF JEWELRY) FOR A GIFT, ALSO
GIVE A PENNY OR YOU'LL BREAK UP THE FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): GIFT PENNY FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-07-1972

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A KNIFE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST GIVE SOME MONEY
WITH IT OR THE KNIFE WILL CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH THAT PERSON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A PURSE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST ENCLOSE SOME MONEY
IF YOU DON'T THE PURSE WILL NEVER CARRY ANY MONEY AND THE OWNER OF
IT WILL BE POOR ALWAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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IF YOU EVER GIVE A WALLET AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE,
ALWAYS PUT SOME MONEY IN IT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY
A PENNY, THAT WAY, YOU'LL NEVER BE BROKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): FRIEND GIFT MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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MONEY IN A NEW PURSE

MY MOTHER ALWAYS INSERTS A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY WHENEVER SHE
GIVES A NEW PURSE OR WALLET AS A GIFT. SHE SAYS NEVER TO GIVE A
NEW PURSE OR WALLET AS A GIFT WITHOUT SOME MONEY IN IT. REASON:
GOOD LUCK, POSSIBLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIFT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT INCLUDED

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