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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

EVERY DECEMBER 28, OR ST. STEPHENS DAY, THE IRISH PEOPLE WOULD
PARADE AROUND THE VILLAGES CARRYING A HOLLY TREE WITH A WREN'S NEST
IN IT. THEY WOULD CHANT " THE WREN, THE WREN, THE KING OF ALL BIRDS
WAS CAUGHT IN THE FIRE ON ST. STEPHENS DAY; UP WITH THE KETTLE
AND DOWN WITH THE PAN, A PENNY OR THREEPENCE TO BURY THE WREN."

Submitter comment: THIS PROCESSION WOULD BE IN COSTUME AND THE PEOPLE WOULD HOLD OUT
THEIR POTS FOR DONATIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHENS DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 09-21-1969

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