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FLOAT YOUR BAD LUCK AWAY (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION; FLOATING FESTIVAL (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IN THAILAND, WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG FOR A PERSON,
HE MAKES A LITTLE BOAT OUT OF BANANA SKIN INTO WHICH HE STANDS
A CANDLE.
WHEN HE PUTS THIS LITTLE BOAT INTO THE RIVER, HE ASKS THAT
ALL THE BAD LUCK HE HAS SEEMED TO HAVE ACQUIRED BE CARRIED BY THIS
BOAT TO THE OCEAN.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.1

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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