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IRISH NEW YEAR CUSTOM

THE FIRST PERSON TO WISH YOU A "HAPPY NEW YEAR" IN THE NEW
YEAR SHOULD BE A DARK-HAIRED PERSON BECAUSE THEN YOU WOULD
HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAID HIS GRANDMOTHER MADE IT A POINT TO SEE HIS
FATHER EACH NEW YEAR FIRST BECAUSE HE HAS DARK-HAIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; OFFICE ; BRIGGS 338

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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