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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, THE CHILDREN ALL STAND BY THE WINDOW AND WATCH
FOR THE FIRST STAR TO APPEAR BECAUSE NOT UNTIL THEN IS EVERYONE
ALLOWED TO EAT SUPPER.

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Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; METEOROLOGICAL

Subject headings: 686 686.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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START OF CHRISTMAS FEAST

THE POLISH PEOPLE DID NOT START TO EAT THEIR CHRISTMAS MEAL UNTIL
THE FIRST STAR SHONE AS A SIGN THAT CHRIST WAS HERE OR COMING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; METEOROLOGICAL ; RELIGION

Subject headings: 686 686.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

THE DINNER ON CHRISTMAS EVE SHOULD NOT BE STARTED TILL THE FIRST
STAR FALLS.

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Informant and collector share the same surname.
 

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; METEOROLOGICAL

Subject headings: 686 686.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas

Date learned: 00-00-1920

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