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ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS IS THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN WHO WAS THE
FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR. IN ORDER TO PAY RESPECT TO HIM THE FAMILY
IS TO THROW NUTS AT EACH OTHER BEFORE THE MAIN MEAL BECAUSE HE WAS
STONED TO DEATH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY ACTUALLY DOES THIS EACH YEAR ON DECEMBER 26TH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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ROCKY HELLO

ON THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, ST. STEPHENS DAY, YOUR NEIGHBORS COME
OVER AND THROW NUTS AT YOU.

Submitter comment: SYMBOLIC OF ST. STEPHEN'S STONING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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ST. STEPHEN'S NUT THROWING

BOYS AND GIRLS OR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES THROW CHRISTMAS NUTS AT
EACH OTHER AS A REMEMBRANCE OF THE STONING OF ST. STEPHEN; THE FIRST
MARTYR. THIS FUN THROWING CUSTOM USUALLY TAKES PLACE ON DECEMBER 26.

Submitter comment: POLISH RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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THIS CUSTOM WAS PRACTICED BY POLISH FARMERS YEARS AGO: ON THE DAY
AFTER CHRISTMAS, ST. STEPHEN'S, ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WOULD TAKE
ANY NUTS AND FRUITS, GO INTO A BEDROOM WHERE A PERSON WAS SLEEPING,
THROW OFF THE COVERS AND THROW THE NUTS AND FRUITS ON THAT PERSON.
WHILE DOING THIS HE OR SHE WOULD SAY " ST. STEPHEN WAS HERE ".
THE PERSON WOULD THEN LEAVE THE ROOM.

Submitter comment: THE REASON FOR THIS WAS ST. STEPHEN WAS THE FIRST MARTYR AND WAS
STONED TO DEATH. THE NUTS AND FRUITS REPRESENT THE STONES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 11-15-1969

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DECEMBER 26 ST. STEPHEN

IN POLAND, ON DECEMBER 26, MEN THROW OAKS AT WOMEN, IN THE
COUNTRY, AND COLOGNE IN THE CITY, TO REMIND THE PEOPLE OF THE FACT
THAT STEPHEN WAS KILLED BY ARROWS BEING SHOT AT HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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ST. STEPHEN'S DAY CUSTOM

IT IS A POLISH CUSTOM ON THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS TO VISIT ONE'S
RELATIVES AND SHOWER THEM WITH NUTS, WHICH REPRESENTS THE STONING
OF ST. STEPHEN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

AMONG THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE, ST. STEPHEN'S DAY, THE DAY AFTER
CHRISTMAS, IS HIGHLY CELEBRATED. THERE IS ABUNDANT FOOD AND DRINK
AND LOTS OF DANCING AND LAUGHTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 10-08-1968

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ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

ST. STEVEN@S DAY WAS A MEMORABLE DAY IN IRELAND, ITS SOMETHING LIKE
OUR HALLOWEEN, ONLY ADULTS AND TEENS PARTICIPATED IN IT. THEY COME
TO EVERY HOUSE AND SANG: " THE WRAN ( WREN ), THE WRAN THE KING
OF ALL THE BIRDS ST. STEVEN'S DAY HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE FURGE
ALTHOUGH HE IS LITTLE HIS FAMILY IS GREAT. I PRAY YOU YOUNG LADY
TO GIVE US A TRAIT ( TREAT ) SING HALLY, SING WY, SING WY, SING HALLY
TO KEEP A BAD CHRISTMAS IT IS BUT A FOLLY FOR CHRISTMAS COMES BUT
ONCE A YEAR AND WHEN IT COMES IT BRINGS GOOD CHEER." THE
PEOPLE OFTEN CARRIED WRENS THAT THEY CAUGHT THE DAY BEFORE ON A STICK
AS THEY WENT FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE THAT NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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