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POLISH BELIEF

THE BELLS ARE STILLED ON GOOD FRIDAY AND REMAIN STILL. PEOPLE WAIT
FOR THEM TO RING AGAIN AND WHEN THEY DO, THE PEOPLE RUN OUT AND SHAKE
ALL THEIR FRUIT TREES BELIEVING THAT THEY WILL PRODUCE AND GROW
ABUNDANTLY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND

Data entry tech comment: IT IS PRESUMED THAT THE BELLS BEGIN RINGING AGAIN ON HOLY SATURDAY
OR EASTER SUNDAY. HENCE THE BOGGS NUMBERS.

Where learned: STORE

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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POLISH EASTER

ON EASTER MORNING, THE FAMILY WOULD ALWAYS HOPE FOR ITS FIRST VISITOR
TO BE A VERY YOUNG PERSON OR A CHILD AS THAT WOULD DENOTE THAT GOOD
FORTUNE WOULD FOLLOW ALL YEAR.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND

Where learned: STORE

Keyword(s): FIRST FOOTING ; LUCK

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-27-1967

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POLISH.

DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF THE NEW YEAR THE GIRLS AND BOYS GO TO
DIFFERENT HOMES WAKING PEOPLE BY THROWING OATS AND WHEAT AND
SAYING:
NA SZCNESNIE--FOR GOOD LUCK
NA ZDROWIE--FOR GOOD HEALTH
NA NOWY ROK--FOR NEW YEAR

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND.

Where learned: STORE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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POLISH MARRIAGE BELIEF

ON THE DAY BEFORE ST. ANDREW'S DAY, GIRLS POUR MELTED WAX INTO A PAN
OF WATER. IF A BOUQUET APPEARS SHE WILL RECEIVE A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
IF A RING APPEARS SHE WILL BE MARRIED IN 9 MONTHS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND.

Data entry tech comment: KEYPUNCHER MADE NECESSARY SPELLING CORRECTIONS.

Where learned: STORE

Keyword(s): CUSTOM WEDDING

Subject headings: --

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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