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AT CHRISTMAS TIME, ALONG WITH A CHRISTMAS CARD, EACH FAMILY RECIEVES
A PAPER THIN WAFER CALLED " UPACKI" (OO PWUT KEY) IT REPRESENTS HOME
AND FAMILY TOGETHRENESS AT THE TIME OF CHRISTS BIRTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAWKS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Greetings, wishes, prayers, cards

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN EATS A PART OF A COOKED OR FRIED CHICKEN, THE
PART THAT WAS EATEN BY THE WOMAN WILL BE MISSING FROM THE CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAWKS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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AT A POLISH WEDDING, AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OR RECEPTION AREA
EACH MALE OVER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE MUST DRINK TO THE BRIDE AND
GROOM WITH POLISH VODKA. IT SYMBOLIZES CONFIDENCE , APPROVAL AND
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SOCIETY AS MAN AND WIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAWKS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.16

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