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YULE LOG CEREMONY

THE SENIORS PREPARED A LOG WITH PINE BOUGHS, BOWS, HOLLY AND ANYTHING
ELSE PRETTY AND CHRISTMASSY THAT THEY COULD GET AHOLD OF. THEN, ONE
EVENING SHORTLY BEFORE THE GIRLS WENT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, THE
SISTERS CARRIED OUT THE LOG IN PROCESSION DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO THE
FRONT OF THE SCHOOL, AND WERE FOLLOWED BY PAIRS OF GIRLS, ONE HOLDING
A LIGHTED CANDLE, THE OTHER, A SONG BOOK, SING CHRISTMAS CAROLES.
(CAROLS) THE SR. CLASS OFFICERS EACH GAVE A SHORT SPEECH ON A VIRTUE
AND PASSED THE CANDLES OF LOVE, TRUTH, LOYALTY AND TRADITION ON TO
THE SUCEEDING OFFICER IN THE JUNIOR CLASS. THE CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED
BY A PARTY INDOORS.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION, GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL SINSINAWA, WISCONSIN

Submitter comment: THEIR ANNUAL CELEBRATION, GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL, SINSINAWA, WISCONSIN

Data entry tech comment: AT MANY ALL GIRLS SCHOOLS THEY HOLD SIMILAR CEREMONIES TO

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL ; SINSINAWA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Yule log

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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