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INNOCENTS DAY

ON DECEMBER 28 THE BOYS AND MEN OF CERTAIN TOWN IN THE ISLAND
CELEBRATE THE INNOCENTS DAY BY DRESSING UP IN EXTREMELY COLORFUL
COSTUMES WITH TINY BELLS ATTACHED ALL OVER. THEY GO AROUND IN FLOATS
PLAYING TRICKS AND ASKING FOR MONEY. AT THE END OF THE DAY THE BEST
COSTUME AND CARAVAN IS SELECTED.

Submitter comment: SOME OF THESE COSTUMES MAY COST AROUND 500.00 DOLLARS TO MAKE.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; HATILLO

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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