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SURVAKNIZA NEW YEAR

AROUND THE NEW YEAR IN BULGARIA, THE CHILDREN PEEL OFF THE OUTSIDE
BARK OF A PARTICULAR KIND OF TREE BRANCH SO THAT THE BRANCHES
BRANCH OUTWARD IN A CONICAL EFFECT. THESE SHAPED BRANCHES ARE
THEN DECORATED WITH BITS OF CLOTH AND ORNAMENTS. THE EFFECT IS
MUCH LIKE A SMALL CHRISTMAS TREE. ON NEW YEAR'S DAY THE CHILDREN OF
THE AREA PAT PEOPLE ON THE BACK WITH THESE BRANCHES, WISHING THEM
PROSPERITY AND GOOD HEALTH FOR THE COMING YEAR. HOMES ARE BLESSED,
ALSO LIVE STOCK AND ANIMALS WITH A TOUCH OF THE TREE BRANCH.
IN RETURN FOR THIS THE CHILDREN ARE GIVEN SMALL PRESENTS, TOYS
AND CANDIES BY THE RECIPIENTS.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS WITH DELIGHT PARTICIPATING IN THIS CUSTOM
AS A YOUNG BOY. HE CONSIDERS THIS TO BE A VERY NICE CUSTOM,
WITH A GOOD PURPOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIFTGIVING ; PROSPERITY ; RITUAL WHIPPING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

A MAN WILL ALWAYS DO WELL WITH A BIG BARN AND A BIG WIFE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; OBSERVATION ; PROSPERITY ; ZEUGMA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06001961 (SUMMER OF 1961)

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Ethnic: German

Prosperity Belief:

It is an old German belief that if you eat herring and shake coins in a tin box, you will not go hungry and will always have money.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740, P880] crossed out/replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; COIN ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; fortune ; GERMAN ; Herring ; LUCK ; MONEY ; PROSPERITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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MONEY BELIEF

PUT A PENNY IN A PURSE WHEN YOU GIVE IT AS A GIFT AND
IT WILL BRING PROSPERITY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; GIFT ; MONEY ; PROSPERITY ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; WEALTH

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

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

Date learned: 11-26-1970

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