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ON FEBRUARY 1ST, MRS. CHRISTMAN MAKES THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WITH
CORNSTARCH ON EVERY DOORWAY IN HER HOME. THIS, SHE SAID,
SYMBOLIZES THAT GOD WILL GUARD THE HOME FROM EVIL FOR THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVED IN THIS RITUAL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; DALLAS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 1
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
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