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SUPERSTITIONS SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

NO GRAVES ARE DUG OR FIELDS PLOWED ON GOOD FRIDAY. THERE IS SOME
TABOO AGAINST THE USE OF IRON ON THIS DAY.

Data entry tech comment: THE TABOO AGAINST THE USE OF IRON STEMS FROM THE FACT THAT NAILS WERE
USED TO CRUCIFY CHRIST.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): IRON ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S A GRAVE SIN TO POUND NAILS ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER ALWAYS SAID THIS TO INFORMANT AROUND EASTER TIME.

Data entry tech comment: THIS APPEARS TO RELATE TO THE SCOTTISH SUPERSTITION REGARDING THE
USE OF IRON ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; IRON ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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GOOD FRIDAY BELIEF

IT IS A SIN TO USE A NEEDLE ON GOOD FRIDAY, OR TO USE ANY KIND OF
ANIMAL FATS ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THESE BELIEFS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD, BUT DOES NOT
BELIEVE IN THEM OR PRACTICE THEM NOW. (1920'S)

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; IRON ; SEWING ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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GOOD FRIDAY

"ON GOOD FRIDAY, YOU MUST NEVER SWEEP THE FLOOR BECAUSE GOD IS DEAD
AND YOU MIGHT SWEEP HIM OUT."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT GOT THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHO BELIEVES IN THIS FERVENTLY.
THIS WAS GOTTEN ( WRITTEN ) DOWN VERBATIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BROOMS ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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EASTER CUSTOM

NO WORK WAS DONE ON EASTER SUNDAY. EVEN THE MEALS WERE PREPARED
THE DAY BEFORE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A CUSTOM THAT WAS PRACTICED WHEN INFORMANT WAS LIVING AT
HOME. SHE HEARD IT FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE ILE

Keyword(s): WORK TABOO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 10-27-1970

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AT THE STATE QUARRIES IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND, THE MINERS REFUSED TO
WORK ON ASCENSION DAY. THE MANAGERS TRIED TO BREAK THEM OF THIS
CUSTOM AND SUCEEDED FOR TWO YEARS. HOWEVER, THE MEN AGAIN REFUSED,
AS THERE HAD BEEN FATAL ACCIDENTS BOTH YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORK TABOO

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Ascension Day

Date learned: 02-12-1968

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