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Symbolizing that Christ Has Risen Through Greek Easter Eggs

The informant shared a Greek Easter tradition of cracking red eggs with me, while her younger sister provided supporting information. The game starts with every member of a family receiving an egg, and then cracking it against someone else’s egg. Whoever’s egg remains un-cracked at the end of the game receives good luck for the… Continue Reading »

Saint Christopher Medallion

Content: Informant – “When I was being raised, Saint Christopher was an important saint. All of us, the kids, got medals, little medallions that we wore, that were Saint Christopher medals. Saint Christopher was the patron saint of travelers. Now Christopher means Christ carrier. And the legend is that he was a big person, almost… Continue Reading »

Martinmas Festival

Content: Informant – “On November 11th, Waldorf schools around the world celebrate Martinmas. As the story goes, Saint Martin was a Roman soldier. He saw a beggar shivering in the cold, so Martin cut his own cloak in half and covered the beggar with half. The beggar was actually Christ. To commemorate his generosity, the… Continue Reading »

Italian superstition of bread orientation

My informant comes from a very italian family. She informed be about the superstition of the orientation of bread on a table: “Putting a loaf of bread top-crust facing down on the table is like making Christ lie face down. It brings bad luck.” My informant first heard this from her grandmother in Italy. She said that… Continue Reading »