Andrew S. Berky

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Term Paper



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Perkiomen Valley, Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, Christmas trees, Belsnickel, Dew of Heaven, hay, Grisht Kindle, cattle divination, barring the teacher out, Christmas cookies, Pow-wowing


A typed folklore term paper entitled, "Some Pennsylvania Dutch Customs of Christmas and New Year’s Day", completed at Franklin and Marshall College by Andrew S. Berky, January 17, 1950. Within, Berky details various customs and traditions that can be observed in the Pennsylvania Dutch community on Christmas Eve and day. Also included is an appendix containing miscellaneous folk cures and braucherei tales.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania



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Some Pennsylvania Dutch Customs of Christmas and New Year’s Day, January 17, 1950



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