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CUSTOM

ON CANDLEMAS DAY, MOTHERS SINGE A SMALL PIECE OF THEIR CHILDREN'S
HAIR WITH THE CANDLE THAT WAS BLESSED IN CHURCH THAT DAY TO
PREVENT THEM FROM BEING SCARED OF STORMS AND LIGHTNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CURE FOR FRIGHT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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