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CHRISTMAS

GREEKS BELIEVE THAT BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND TWELFTH NIGHT BAD
SPIRITS ARE OUT WALKING AROUND. TO WARD
OFF THE BAD SPIRITS THEY PUT A CROSS IN CANDLE SMOKE OVER THEIR DOORWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39816
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 4
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 11-28-1972

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