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ALL SAINTS DAY

THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA IS A DAY SET ASIDE
BY MANY PEOPLE TO LAY FLOWERS ON THE GRAVES OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
AND REPAIR THE GRAVE SITE.
I HAVE SEEN THE TOMBS IN NEW ORLEANS ON ALL SAINTS DAY COVERED WITH
FLOWERS AND VISITED BY MANY PEOPLE, FRIENDS AND JUST CURIOUS
PEOPLE. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM MEANT TO REMEMBER THE DEAD.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; METAIRIE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- November 1 All Saints
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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IT IS A CUSTOM AMONG SOME ITALIANS AND OTHERS THAT BLACKEYED
PEAS AND CABBAGE EATEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE WILL BRING GOOD
LUCK FOR THE COMING YEAR.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT FOLLOWS THIS CUSTOM YEARLY AND HAS INTRODUCED
BLACKEYED PEAS TO MY FAMILY IN THIS WAY.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; METAIRIE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Good luck

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