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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

TO JUMP OVER A BROOM, ON YOUR WEDDING DAY IS A SIGN OF GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; MONROVIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: CA00001935

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TO TAKE A PICTURE OF A DEAD CORPSE IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; MONROVIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: CA00001965

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BELIEFS

TO WASH YOUR BEARD SIGNIFIES LOSS OF APPETITE.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; MONROVIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: CA00001935

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BELIEFS

TO SWIM IN MUDDY WATER IS A SIGN OF FAILURE IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; MONROVIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: CA00001965

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