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Aldus Stark, Lancaster County, Alice Strickler, Easter Egg Tree, Ascension Day, fishing, Ground Hog Day, Good Friday, Whitsuntide, Fasnacht Day, Ash Wednesday, freckles


A typed folklore term paper completed at Franklin and Marshall College and entitled, "Customs of the Year", by John U. Baker Jr., dating from circa 1950. Within, Baker details the various customs and practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch, including Easter egg hunts and the refusal to work on Ascension Day.

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Packet 645


Lancaster, Pennsylvania



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Term Paper: Customs of the Year



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