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BURIAL CUSTOM

EVERY REGION OF UKRAINE HAS ITS OWN COSTUME, SO
IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR THE DECEASED TO BE BURIED IN HIS
REGIONAL COSTUME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM RELATIVES.

Data entry tech comment: PICTURE OF SOME COSTUMES ATTACHED TO 5 X 8 CARD.
CN[ FYLYPIW, OREST

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; UKRAINE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-13-1967

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IN UKRAINE, IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF A CAT (NOT
SPECIFICALLY BLACK) CROSSES YOUR PATH, IT MEANS
BAD LUCK. HOWEVER, IF A DOG CROSSES YOUR PATH
IT MEANS GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM GRANDPARENTS
IN UKRAINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; UKRAINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Animals
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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