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BRIDAL SHOWER

DURING A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE SEVENTH PRESENT
THAT THE FUTURE BRIDE OPENS WILL BE THE NEXT ONE MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several

Date learned: 11-07-1970

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CHRISTMAS DAY - JULOTTA

ACCORDING TO SWEDISH-LUTHERAN CUSTOM CHURCH SERVICES WERE HELD ON
CHRISTMAS DAY AT 6:00 IN THE MORNING. JULOTTA IN SWEDISH MEANS
LITERALLY CHRISTMAS MORNING HOUR. THE CHURCH WAS DECORATED WITH
SPRUCE, CNADLES AND TWO LARGE GAILY CHRISTMAS TREES FOR JULOTTA.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HAS MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS JULOTTA SERVICES.

Where learned: HOME ; ROUTE 1 ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Church

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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JULAFTON IS THE SWEDISH CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVITY. THE ENTIRE FAMILY
SPENT THIS EVENING TOGETHER IN THEIR OWN HOME FEASTING ON SOME OF THE
DELECTABLE FOODS WHICH HAD BEEN PREPARED IN FORMER DAYS . OFTEN THE
FAMILY GATHERED FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLS AFTERWARD.

Submitter comment: JULAFTON FOR THE INFORMANT WAS THE HAPPIEST OF ALL THE SWEDISH
TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS.

Where learned: HOME ; ROUTE 1 ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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EPIPHANY

AMONG THE MINNESOTA SWEDES OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY FROM CHRISTMAS
DAY ONWARD A ROUND OF DINNER PARTIES OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WAS
ATTENDED UNTIL EPIPHANY OR THE 12TH DAY ENDED THE SEASON'S
FESTIVITIES.

Where learned: HOME ; ROUTE 1 ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 4
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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DON'T UPSET THE APPLE CART.
TO PREVENT SOMEONE FROM CHANGING PRESENT OR FAVORABLE
CONDITIONS, THE ABOVE CAN BE SAID.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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MARRY IN HASTE, REPENT IN LEISURE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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HAVE A BEE IN YOUR BONNET
WHEN A PERSON IS INTERESTED IN A PROJECT AND IS DILIGENTLY
TRYING TO COMPLETE IT, THE ABOVE COULD BE SAID OF HIM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS PHRASE AT HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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