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j liking for holidays, and gradually inducei i their unresting English neighbors to join in I keeping tbem. There were the five great I fetivsls Christmas, New Year's, Passover, ' Whitrantide, and St Nicholas's Day. besides I these there were St. Valentine's day, when the I girls went about the streets striking the young men witn. knotted cords; Easter, May-da May-da May-da v. with the classic poles, and Pinkster, when there was a general exodus to tbe woods. The last was a Say of special liberty for the negroes, who had great picnics, foilbwei by dancing. which was witnessed by all the people people of the town. In regard to two of the three grvat events in each human life the customs of town and country were not essentially different Marriages were, as a

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 24 Apr 1881, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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