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ITALIAN

IT IS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK TO CLEAN DUST WEBS FROM YOUR
HOUSE OR ACTUALLY ANY KIND OF CLEANING IN THE MONTH
OF AUGUST. MUST BE DONE BEFORE AUGUST 1 OR REST
OF THE YEAR WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: (ALSO SEE THE SAME INFORMANT'S CONTENTION THAT
ITALIANS FROWN ON AUGUST WEDDINGS, PERHAPS BECAUSE
IT'S THE MONTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN--P545)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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