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ON ASSUMPTION DAY, AUGUST 15, WE WENT TO CHURCH IN THE MORNING
THEN WE HAD A PROCESSION. WE MARCHED ALL AROUND THE CITY IN
HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. WE THEN HAD A BIG DINNER. IN THE
AFTERNOON, WE PLAYED BINGO AND EVERY WINNER GOT A FREE TICKET TO
USE LATER AT THE HORSERACES. WE HAD HORSERACING WITHOUT
BETTING. WHOEVER HAD THE SAME TICKET NUMBER AS THAT OF THE WINNING
HORSE WON A FREE PRIZE. AT NIGHT WE DANCED AND HAD FIREWORKS ALL
IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
BELIEF -- Religious hero
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