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CUSTOM

ON CHRISTMAS EVE IT IS A CUSTOM IN IRELAND TO LEAVE EITHER THE
FRONT DOOR OR THE BACK DOOR AJAR SO THAT THE BABY JESUS AND THE
BLESSED MOTHER CAN BE ADMITTED INTO THE HOME.

Submitter comment: MRS. SULLIVAN'S FAMILY OBSERVED THIS CUSTOM IN COUNTY CLAIR,
IRELAND AROUND 1925.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
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