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PROVERB

CAMARON QUE SE DUERME SE LO LLEVA LA CORRIENTE, WHICH MEANS THE
SHRIMP THAT FALLS ASLEEP WILL BE TAKEN AWAY BY THE CURRENT. IT IS
SAID TO A PERSON WHO LOSES A GOOD OPORTUNITY BY NOT PAYING
ATTENTION.

Where learned: LATIN AMERICA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THREE KINGS DAY

ON JANUARY 6 THE CHILDREN RECEIVE GIFTS AS CONMEMORATION OF THE THREE
WISE MEN'S VISIT TO CHRIST. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CHILDREN PUT GRASS
AND WATER UNDER THEIR BEDS FOR THE CAMELS TO EAT.

Submitter comment: THIS FESTIVAL HAS GOTTEN TO BE OF AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS CHRISTMAS.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; LATIN AMERICA

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IF YOU SEE A FUNERAL PROCESSION GOING BY, IT IS
CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK TO GO AND TOUCH THE CONTAINER
OF THE BODY WHETHER IT BE THE CASKET OR HEARSE.

Submitter comment: MR. MARCHETT HEARD THIS WHILE LIVING AND
TRAVELLING IN LATIN AMERICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; LATIN AMERICA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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