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EVE OF NEW YEAR

FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE YOU ARE TO HAVE SOURKRAUT AND SPARE RIBS

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED FROM HER ADOLESCENT STAGE IN HER HOME TOWN.
THIS IS A SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEF OF HAVING CERTAIN FOODS FOR A
SPECIFIC DAY, IN ORDER TO BRING GOOD LUCK FOR THE COMING YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 00001930S

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A GERMAN MEAL

WITH KNOCKERS AND SAURKRAUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE KANIPTS-
(LIKE LITTLE DONUTS).

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL

Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Night mealsSupper

Date learned: 11-14-1968

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NEW YEAR'S EVE TRADITIONAL FOOD

IT IS TRADITIONAL TO EAT SOURKRAUT, PORK AND HERRING ON
NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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RECIPE - AN UKRANIAN DISH CALLED PEROGIES

YOU TAKE ANY ORDINARY PIE CRUST PASTRY AND CUT IT INTO SMALL
SQUARES. YOU FILL THESE SQUARES WITH EITHER; MASHED POTATOES,
CHEESE OR SAUREKRAUT. YOU THEN PRESS ANOTHER SQUARE OF PASTRY OVER
THIS FILLING. THESE ARE BAKED AT 350 DEGREES FOR ABOUT FORTY-FIVE
MINUTES. THEY ARE THEN SERVED WITH SOUR CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORMS

Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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New Year's Eve

In the Steubenville and Toronto, Ohio areas, it is traditional
on New Year's Eve to eat a dinner of keilbassi, sauerkrault and
mashed potatoes.

Submitter comment: I remember hearing that this is a German tradition that is
followed to ensure good luck throughout the coming year.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

James Callow Keyword(s): Kielbasa

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

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YOU KNOW THERE ARE SIGNS TO PLANT BY. YOU CAN FIND THEM ON
ANY GOOD CALENDAR. WELL IF THE SIGN IS IN THE HEART AND
YOU MAKE KROUT, IT WON'T KEEP WORTH ANYTHING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; WARTRACE

James Callow Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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A WOMAN HAVING HER MONTHLY PERIOD SHOULD NOT CAN PICKLES OR
CROUT. IT'S BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): KRAUT SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MAKE KRAUT WHEN SIGNS ARE BELOW THE STOMACH SO IT WILL BE
MORE SOUR.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ; SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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