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CHRISTMAS EVE CUSTOM

IN THE HUNGARIAN NEIGHBORHOODS IN WINDSOR DURING THE 1920'S, THE MEN
WOULD GET TOGETHER DURING ADVENT AND BUILD A MANGER. ON CHRISTMAS
EVE A LIGHT WOULD BE PLACED IN THE MANGER AND FOUR MEN WOULD CARRY IT
ON THEIR SHOULDERS FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE. AT EACH HOUSE, THE MEN WOULD
STOP, HAVE A DRINK AND SOMETHING TO EAT AND THEN CONTINUE ON THEIR
JOURNEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Manger scenes

Date learned: 10-08-1968

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