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CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

EARLY IN DECEMBER, ON THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS, A MAN DRESSED AS
ST. NICK WOULD COME TO SCHOOL AND PASS OUT CANDY TO THE CHILDREN.
ON CHRISTMAS, THERE WAS NO SANTA CLAUS AND NO GIFTS WERE
EXCHANGED. ON THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS A FAMILY FROM THE END OF THE
VILLAGE WOULD GO TO SING CAROLS TO THEIR NEIGHBOR, THEN THE TWO
FAMILIES TOGETHER WOULD GO TO THE NEXT NEIGHBOR ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's residence

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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