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Ash Wednesday, Esha Puddle, Fawsenacht Day, ashes, disease, livestock
A typed document noting the customs and traditions observed by the Pennsylvania Dutch community on Ash Wednesday, composed by Samuel Fritch and dating from circa 1950. Within, Fritch details how those who rise last in the morning are dubbed "Esha Puddle".
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Fritch, Samuel J., "Note on Ash Wednesday Traditions" (1950). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 124.
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