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BELIEF

THERE IS A CERTAIN TYPE OF FLOWER THAT HAS RED SPOTS ON IT. THIS
FLOWER ORIGINALLY GREW ON CALVARY HILL AND GOT ITS SPOTS WHEN THE
BLOOD OF THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST DRIPPED ON IT.

Submitter comment: MISS DAMIN WAS TOLD THIS BY HER HUNGARIAN GRANDMOTHER WHEN SHE WAS
A LITTLE GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL

James Callow Keyword(s): HUNGARIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Characteristics of Animals

Date learned: 12-00-1963

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BELIEF

THERE IS A CERTAIN TYPE OF BIRD WHICH HAS A TWISTED BEAK. IT
RECEIVED ITS TWISTED BEAK BECAUSE ON THE CROSS, BIRDS FLEW OVER
JESUS CHRIST. THE LITTLE BIRD STOPPED TO PULL THE NAILS OUT OF
CHRIST'S BLEEDING BODY. BUT HE COULDN'T DO IT AND TWISTED HIS
BEAK TRYING.

Submitter comment: MISS DAMIN'S GRANDMOTHER, MRS. JOSEPHNE DAMIN, TOLD MARIA THIS WHEN
SHE WAS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL

James Callow Keyword(s): HUNGARIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Characteristics of Animals

Date learned: 12-00-1963

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Ethnic: Hungarian

Hungarian Wedding:

The informant recalls that on her wedding day, when she returned to her new mother-in-law's home, she was greeted by the mother and asked to recite the "Our Father." When she came to the part "Give us this day our daily bread..." the mother handed her a loaf of bread saying  "no matter how poor you may become, always remember that you will still have a loaf of bread." This is a common Hungarian Custom.

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Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FAMILY ; FOOD ; HUNGARIAN ; MARRIAGE ; POVERTY ; PRAYER ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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HUNGARIAN CUSTOM

ON ST. NICHOLAS DAY A FELLOW CALLED "KRUMPUS" WOULD
COME THROUGH THE TOWN. HE WORE A LONG BELT FASHIONED
FROM CHAIN. HE CARRIED A WOODEN SWITCH AND A BAG OF
WALNUTS.
KRUMPUS WOULD WALK THROUGH THE TOWN AND STOP AT EACH
HOUSE. IF WELL-BEHAVED CHILDREN LIVED IN THE HOUSE,
HE WOULD THROW WALNUTS IN THE DOOR. IF BAD CHILDREN
LIVED IN THE HOUSE, HE WOULD STAND IN THE DOORWAY,
RATTLE HIS CHAIN AND SHAKE HIS SWITCH AT THEM.

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Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; WINDSOR

Keyword(s): Celebrate ; CUSTOM ; holiday ; HUNGARIAN ; Nicholas ; Saint ; St. Nick ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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