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LENTEN DISHES

IN BULGARIA IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG LENTEN FAST,
EVERY DISH IN THE HOUSE IS SCRUBBED TO REMOVE ANY POSSIBLE MEAT
RESIDUE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID THIS IS DONE BECAUSE DURING THE SEVERAL WEEKS OF
LENT IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH, NO MEAT CAN BE EATEN.

Where learned: HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE

Subject headings: 663 Lent
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pre Lent

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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THE HAPPY WIFE

HAPPY WIFE HAPPY HOME

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO INFORMANT BY A POLISH WOMAN.
THE WOMAN LEARNED IT IN SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE KEY PUNCHER

Where learned: HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT ; ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; WOMEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-25-1970

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HAIR BRAIN

LONG HAIR - SHORT BRAIN.

Submitter comment: A POLISH WOMAN TOLD THIS PROVERB NOT LONG AGO.
SHE TOLD ME POLISH NUNS HAD TOLD IT TO HER
AS A CHILD IN PAROCHIAL SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 03-25-1970

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BLOOD SAUSAGE

IN RURAL BULGARIA, AFTER A LOG HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE LARGE FIREPLACE
THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS THE MAKING OF BLOOD SAUSAGE IS BEGUN. A
PIG IS SLAUGHTERED AND SAUSAGE IS MADE FROM ITS BLOOD NO LATER
THAN 12:00 MIDNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY. THE SAUSAGE CANNOT
BE EATEN BEFORE MIDNIGHT, BUT AFTER THIS EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE
FEASTS.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THIS CUSTOM IN BULGARIA.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Bulgaria ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; Pig ; Sausage ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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