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NEVER EAT ANY FOWL ON NEW YEAR'S EVE FOR YOUR GOOD LUCK
WILL FLY AWAY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; RELATIVES ; HANDED DOWN

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
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

DRINKING GREEN BEER IS ANOTHER TRADITIONAL CUSTOM. YOU DRINK THE
HEALTH OF IRELAND, GOD, AND YOUR FAMILY.

Where learned: HOME ; RELATIVES HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): DRINKING A TOAST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Color
SPEECH -- Formula

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

THE FOUR LEAF CLOVER IS THE TRADITIONAL GOOD LUCK CHARM.
WEARING ONE ON ST. PAT'S DAY BRINGS DOUBLE LUCK.

Where learned: HOME ; RELATIVES HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 17
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.11
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.4

Date learned: CA1960-1975

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

WEARING GREEN IS THE OLDEST IRISH CUSTOM ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
THE COLOR GREEN IS THE COLOR OF THE CATHOLIC IRISH, AND WEARING
IT SHOWS YOUR RESPECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR FAITH.

Submitter comment: ALL THE ITEMS I HAVE LEARNED HAVE BEEN
TAUGHT TO ME OVER THE YEARS BY
MY RELATIVES. I CAN'T PINPOINT EXACT DATES OR PEOPLE THOUGH.

Where learned: HOME ; RELATIVES HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): NATIONALISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
BELIEF -- Color

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WHILE BOB WAS VISITING IN PENNSYLVANIA HE HEARD A TALE
ABOUT A HILL AND IF YOU DROVE YOUR CAR UP THE HILL AND
STOPPED JUST BEFORE THE TOP, PUT YOUR CAR IN NEUTRAL
AND GOT OUT OF THE CAR, THE CAR WOULD NOT ROLL BACK
AS IT SHOULD. SO BOB DECIDED TO GO AND TRY IT FOR HIMSELF.
IT WORKED! MANY SCIENTISTS HAVE GONE THERE AND TRIED
TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES THIS HAPPEN AND NO ONE
CAN EXPLAIN IT.

Submitter comment: HE IS MY STEPFATHER

Where learned: WHILE VISITING RELATIVES

Keyword(s): UNEXPLAINABLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B479

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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ARABIC MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THE OLDEST UNCLE OF THE BRIDE DECIDES HER HUSBAND AND THE
UNCLE OR FATHER OF THE GROOM GOES TO THE BRIDE'S HOUSE
AND ASKS HER UNCLE FOR PERMISSION FOR THE TWO OF THEM
TO BE MARRIED.

Submitter comment: SHE DOES NOT KNOW IF THIS IS STILL PRACTICED.

Where learned: WHILE VISITING RELATIVES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1974 ; 11-00-1987

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