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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

ONE POLISH CHRISTMAS CUSTOM IS THAT OF FILLING THE STABLE SCENE. FOR
EACH GOOD DEED DONE BY THE CHILD, HE IS ALLOWED TO PLACE A STATUE IN
THE STABLE. AFTER ALL THE STATUES ARE IN, FOR EACH GOOD DEED DONE BY
THE CHILD, HE PLACES A PIECE OF STRAW IN THE CRIB OF THE CHRIST
CHILD. ON CHRISTMAS MORNING THE CHILD AWAKES TO FIND THE CHRIST
CHILD LAYING IN THE STRAW FILLED CRIB.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Manger scenes
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Straw

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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