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FORMULA SPEECH

ON CHRISTMAS DAY ONE ROMANIAN, INSTEAD OF SAYING "HELLO," SAYS
"CHRIST IS BORN! " THE OTHER PERSON RESPONDS, "HE IS BORN INDEED!"

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS HAS BEEEN THE CUSTOM FOR GENERATIONS. SHE
DOES NOT KNOW WHY IT IS DONE EXCEPT POSSIBLY TO STRESS THE THEME OF
THE SEASON.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; INFORMANT'S HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Greetings, wishes, prayers, cards

Date learned: 11-08-1971

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