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CHRISTMAS EVE CUSTOM

EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE THE INFORMANT AND THE MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY
SECRETLY PUT SOME MONEY UNDERNEATH THE TABLECLOTH ON THE KITCHEN
TABLE. THE MONEY IS COLLECTED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND LATER IN THE WEE
IT IS GIVEN TO A CHARITY.

Submitter comment: THIS TRADITION HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT BY THE INFORMANT'S FAMILY FOR TW
GENERATIONS. IT BEGAN WITH THE INFORMANT'S MOTHER WHO LEARNED IT AS
A CHILD IN AMERICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFT-GIVING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve

Date learned: 11-12-1979

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