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DOWN IN THE VALLEY

DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,/
THERE SAT DEBBIE AS
PRETTY AS A ROSE./ SHE SANG, SHE SANG SO SWEET,/ ALONG CAME PAUL AND
KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 04-07-1970

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"FASCHING"

FASCHING IS A CARNIVAL LIKE A PARADE WHICH BEGINS ON THE 6TH
( SIXTH ) OF JANUARY UNTIL THE TUESDAY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY. THE
PEOPLE IN GERMANY DURING THE "FASCHING" PARADE IN COSTUMES OF ALL
KINDS AND HAVE MANY DECORATED FLOATS. ALSO A PRINCE AND PRINCESS
WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN FOR THIS OCCASION ON THE 11TH
( ELEVENTH ) OF NOVEMBER, APPEAR IN DANCES AROUND THE CITY. IN A
FEW PLACES THE PEOPLE WALK ON STILTS AND WEAR MASKS SO AS TO SCARE
THE EVIL SPIRITS OF LONG AGO. THE PEOPLE ENJOY THE MASQUERADES,
DANCES, AND FLOATS, WHICH COST THEM A GOOD SUM OF MONEY. THEREFORE,
ON ASH WEDNESDAY THE PEOPLE GO TO A WELL OR SPRING AND WASH
OUT THEIR PURSES BECAUSE THEY ARE EMPTY AFTER ALL THE EXPENSES OF
THE FASCHING.

Data entry tech comment: FASCHING MEANS RUNNING AROUND CRAZILY. (TRANSLATED FROM THE ANCIENT
GERMANIC WORD VASEN.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WATER

Subject headings: 663 Ash Wednesday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F111
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pre Lent

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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ON HOLY SATURDAY FOOD IS BROUGHT TO BE BLESSED AT THE CHURCHES
IN GERMANY. THE FARMERS HAVE A CUSTOM OF USING SOME OF THE BLESSED
PALM WHICH THEY GOT FROM THE CHURCH ON PALM SUNDAY ( , ) ALONG WITH
SOME SHELLS OF THE BLESSED EGGS FROM THE BLESSING OF THE FOOD, AND
PLACE IT IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF THEIR CROP FIELDS AND PRAY THE ROSARY
AND SPRINKLE HOLY WATER AS THEY PRAY FOR A GOOD CROP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METONYMY: FOUR CORNERS ; SWIECZONKA ; WATER

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F476
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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AT SUNRISE ON EASTER MORNING, PEOPLE GATHER ON FEDERAL HILL,
IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, TO SEE THE FACE OF THE SAVIOR ( SAVIOUR )
IN THE SUN AS IT RISES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): JESUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 02-12-1968

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COURTSHIP

IN ITALY, IF AN ITALIAN BOY TAKES OUT AN ITALIAN GIRL JUST ONCE,
IT IS EXPECTED THAT HE WILL MARRY HER. IT IS AT THIS TIME THAT THE
PARENTS AND FAMILIES OF THE COUPLE GET TOGETHER AND MEET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Individuals
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage F545.0121
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage F545.0121

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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IN LEBANON, THE LEAD FROM A BULLET IS HEATED UNTIL
IT MELTS, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT IT WILL FORM THE
PICTURE OF THE ONE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
PARTICULAR EVIL THAT WAS BROUGHT ON. THIS BREAKS
THE SPELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Manufactured objects, homemade, machined

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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BELIEF IN LEBANON

A SMALL BLUE SPECIAL STONE WORN ON THE PERSON
WILL KEEP BAD LUCK AND EVIL AWAY.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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A LEBANESE BELIEF

THE LEBANESE BELIEVE THAT A PERSON WHO
CARRIES EVEN THE SMALLEST PORTION OF THE TRUE
CROSS WITH THEM IS COMPLETELY IMMUNE FROM
ALL HARM, NO MATTER WHAT.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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SARDINIAN EASTER

ON EASTER IN SARDINIA, AT 8 A.M., TWO PROCESSIONS BEGIN. THE
FIRST WITH HALF OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE TOWN,
PROCESS(ES) WITH THE STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
WHICH IS DRESSED IN BLACK. THE SECOND GROUP COMES FROM THE
CEMETERY WITH A STATUE OF CHRIST. THE GROUPS MEET IN THE TOWN
SQUARE WHERE THE MOURNING GARB IS REMOVED FROM THE VIRGIN. BOTH
PROCESSIONS THEN PROCEED TOGETHER TO THE CHURCH WHERE MASS IS
CELEBRATED. DURING THE CONSECRATION, FIREWORKS ARE SET OFF TO
SYMBOLIZE JOY.

Data entry tech comment: COMMAS ADDED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
DRAMA -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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IRISH PROVERB

THE HEN SEES THE DAWN, BUT LETS THE ROOSTER CROW ABOUT IT.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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LEBANESE BELIEF (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; CHANGE IN LUCK FROM BAD TO GOOD (CLASSIFER,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION; TURNING A SHOE (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

THE HOOT OF AN OWL IS CONSIDERED TO BE BAD LUCK BY THE PERSON HEARING
IT. THE BAD LUCK CAN BE PREVENTED BY TURNING A SHOE UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.32

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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PROVERB FROM A BLACK AMERICAN

PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IN CLASPING YOUR HANDS, IF YOUR LEFT THUMB GOES OVER YOUR
RIGHT, YOUR HEART WILL RULE YOUR HEAD; IF YOUR RIGHT
THUMB GOES OVER YOUR LEFT, YOUR HEAD WILL RULE YOUR
HEART. (AFTER BEING TOLD THIS, I COULDN'T RESIST TRYING
IT MYSELF.) SHE HEARD THIS WHILE STUDYING IN GERMANY
IN 1967.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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GREEK CHRISTMAS CARDS

ALL THE CHRISTMAS CARDS HAVE A BOAT OR SHIP SOMEWHERE IN THE
PICTURE. THIS SYMBOLIZES THAT CHRIST CAME TO SAVE ALL MEN.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Greetings, wishes, prayers, cards

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CHRISTMAS IN GREECE

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROLING IS DONE BY THE CHILDREN WHO
MAKE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENTS AND THEN GO FROM DOOR TO DOOR.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

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

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IRISH CHRISTMAS PRACTICE

THE CHRIST CHILD WANDERS AROUND ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE FORM OF A
POOR PERSON. THE HOMES HAVE A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW, FOOD ON THE TABLE
AND THE DOOR UNLOCKED, TO WELCOME THE ARRIVAL OF CHRIST.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Keyword(s): BELIEF

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Beliefs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Table setting and clearing
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Lights and candles

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM, IN A DISH,
HOW MANY PEICES DO YOU WISH? 1, 2, 3,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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IT IS CUSTOMARY THAT THE SCHOOL CHILDREN WEAR A SMOCK
TO SCHOOL. THE COLOR OF THE SMOCK DENOTES WHAT
GRADE THE CHILD IS IN. (IN ITALY)

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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ST. LUKE'S DAY, OCT. 18

ON ST. LUKE'S DAY IN BALOGNA, ITALY, THE PORTRAIT OF THE MADONNA
AND CHILD, WHICH IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED BY ST. LUKE, IS
CARRIED IN PROCESSION TO THE CHURCH OF ST. MARK WHERE THE PICTURE IS
KEPT FOR VENERATION DURING THE NEXT WEEK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F101
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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