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FUNERAL CUSTOMS

FUNERALS IN MEXICO TAKE PLACE IN THE HOME OF THE DECEASED, THE
CASKET IS CLOSED, AND FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED AND HIS/HER FAMILY
VISIT, STAYING AWAKE THE WHOLE NIGHT. THE PERSON IS BURIED THE
FOLLOWING MORNING.

Submitter comment: DUE TO HEALTH LAWS, THIS PRACTICE IS DYING OUT, BEING REPLACED BY
FUNERAL PARLORS AND CUSTOMS SIMILAR TO OUR OWN.

Where learned: MEXICO ; CIUDAD VALLES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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NEW YEAR'S EVE CUSTOMS

IN MEXICO, IT IS CUSTOMARY TO INCLUDE CIDRA, OR FERMENTED CIDER
AS THE DRINK AT THE MEAL.

Where learned: MEXICO ; CIUDAD VALLES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

IN NEW MEXICO CANDLES IN BAGS OF SAND ARE USED INSTEAD OF ELECTRIC
LIGHTS TO DECORATE AT CHRISTMAS THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER DAUGHTER WHO IS LIVING IN NEW MEXICO.

Where learned: NEW MEXICO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Lights and candles

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

IN NEW MEXICO TUMBLEWEED IS PILED IN A CONE SHAPE AND DECORATED IN
PLACE OF EVERGREENS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER DAUGHTER WHO IS LIVING IN NEW MEXICO.

Where learned: NEW MEXICO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Mistletoe and other greenery

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THE PERSON IN FRONT OF WHOM THE CORK FROM A BOTTLE
OF CHAMPAGNE FALLS WILL BE THE NEXT TO MARRY.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage

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FOR ROMANTIC TROUBLES, TURN A STATUE OF ST. ANTHONY UPSIDE DOWN,
UNTIL HE SOLVES THE PROBLEM

Where learned: MEXICO

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MEXICAN PROVERB

CLOSED MOUTH, NO FLIES ENTER, TRANSLATION OF-
BOCA CERRADA NO ENTRAN MOSCAS

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB IS USED WHEN A PERSON HAS SPOKEN TOO SOON.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MEXICAN PROVERB

ALTHOUGH THE MONKEY IS DRESSED
IN SILK, IT IS STILL A MONKEY. TRANSLATION OF-
AUNQUE LA MONA SE VISTE DE SEDA,
MONA QUEDARA.

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB IS SIMILAR TO "YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE
OUT OF A SOW'S EAR." IN OTHER WORDS YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MEXICAN PROVERB

EVEN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CRAPS. TRANSLATION OF-
HASTA LA MUJER MAS GUAPA ECHA SUS BOLITAS DE CACA.

Submitter comment: AN AMERICAN EQUIVALENT WOULD BE- NOBODY'S PERFECT.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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EVIL EYE SYNDROME

THE ANAHUATL INDIAN MAKES A NECKLACE OF BEADS, A B1LL OF YARN, AND
A RELIGIOUS (CATHOLIC) MEDAL TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE EVIL EYE

Where learned: MEXICO ; COXCATLAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Curse
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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TANGLETALK

RR CON RR CIGARRO,
RR CON RR BARRIL,
LOS CARROS QUE CORREN MAS RAPIDO,
SON LOS CARROS DEL FERRO CARRIL.

Submitter comment: THIS RHYME IS A FAVORITE AMONG THOSE JUST LEARNING TO SPEAK SPANISH
BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY IN PRONOUNCING THE "RR" SOUND.

Where learned: MEXICO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MEXICAN WEDDING TRADITIONS.

AT A TRADITIONAL MEXICAN WEDDING, IT IS CUSTOM THAT THE FATHER
OF THE BRIDE INVITE HIS CLOSE FRIENDS TO HIS HOUSE AFTER THE WEDDING
WHERE THEY STAY AWAKE ALL NIGHT DRINKING AND TALKING.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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PAPAS Y PAPAS

PAPAS Y PAPAS PARA PAPA,
LAS TOSTADITAS PARA MAMA.

Submitter comment: A CLAPPING RHYME FOR CHILDREN, IT IS TRANSLATED AS POTATOES FOR
FATHER, THE BURNT ONES FOR MOTHER.

Where learned: MEXICO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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THERE IS A PLATEAU IN THE NEW MEXICAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS THAT IS SHAPED
LIKE A SKULL. THE STORY GOES THAT COWBOYS WOULD GO UP THERE LOOKING
FOR WILD HORSES THAT THEY HEARD RUNNING UP THERE BUT EVERY TIME THEY
GOT UP THERE THEY FOUND NO HORSES AND NO TRACKS. ONE DAY A NATIVE
COWBOY GOES UP THERE BY HIMSELF AND LATER COMES RACING DOWN, RUSHES
INTO THE ROOM WHERE THEY ARE ALL SITTING, DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AND
PRAYERS FOR HALF AN HOUR STRAIGHT. WHEN HE IS THROUGH HE REFUSES
TO TELL ANYONE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM UP THERE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HEARD THIS ON A CAMPING TRIP WHILE HE WAS OUT THERE.

Where learned: NEW MEXICO

James Callow Keyword(s): OCCUPATIONS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1983 ; 11-00-1987

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Home Remedy for earaches

Roll newspaper into funnel shape. Burn the small tip. Snuff
fire out. Blow smoke from the funnel into the infected ear.

Where learned: MEXICO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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CUSTOM

NAVAJO INDIANS, NEW MEXICO. WHIRLWINDS ARE BELIEVED
TO CARRY THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.
THEY COME AFTER BABIES SO IF ONE SHOULD BE CAUGHT
NEAR A WHIRLWIND HE IS UNDRESSED AND HIS CLOTHES WASHED.

Where learned: NEW MEXICO ; SHIPROCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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INSTEAD OF A BEST MAN AND A MAID OF HONOR SERVING AT
THE WEDDING, THE COUPLE CHOOSE TWO OLDER PEOPLE
(COULD BE PARENTS, RELATIVES, OR JUST OLDER FRIENDS).
THE GIRL HAS SIX BRIDESMAIDS WITH NO MALE PARTNERS,
EACH GIRL OR TWO GIRLS CARRY SOMETHING FOR THE BRIDE
AND GROOM. THE INFORMANT COULD NOT NAME THESE SIX
THINGS, ONE HOWEVER, IS A GARLAND WHICH IS PLACED
AROUND THE MARRIED COUPLE'S SHOULDERS BY THE TWO GIRLS
TO SYMBOLIZE THEIR ONENESS, A SECOND THING IS 12 GOLD
COINS WHICH SYMBOLIZE WEALTH IN THE FUTURE, THE PRIEST
BLESSES THESE AND GIVES THEM TO THE COUPLE. ALSO THE
BRIDESMAIDS ARE CALLED "MADRINAS," WHICH MEANS
GODMOTHERS.

Where learned: WESTERN YMCA ; MEXICO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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IF A CAR GOES UNDER A RAILROAD TUNNEL, AND A TRAIN
GOES OVER IT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD
LUCK. YOU CAN ALSO ASK FOR ANY THREE WISHES AND BE
SURE THEY WILL BE GRANTED.

Submitter comment: THIS IS BELIEVED IN MEXICO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MEXICO ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Good luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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NAVAJO INDIANS: NEW MEXICO

AT THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON YOU MUST GO
OUT AND TAKE A SNOW BATH BEFORE YOU EAT, SO
THAT YOU WILL BE STRONG AND WISE.

Where learned: NEW MEXICO ; SHIPROCK

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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