Tag Archives: Rituals, festivals, holidays


Burying St. Anthony in my Backyard

Nationality: American Primary Language: English Other Language(s): None Age: 35 Residence: New York City, USA Performance Date: April 12, 2017 (telephonically)   Ethan is a 35 year old man, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is employed as food vendor at a local food market. He is a College Graduate iand majored in Business Administration…. Continue Reading »

Jumping the Broom at Weddings

Informant: The informant is Briana, a nineteen-year-old freshman at the University of Southern California. She grew up in Vacaville, California, in the Bay Area, and has lived there for her entire life, until she moved to Los Angeles for college. She is of African descent. Context of the performance: This performance was done while we… Continue Reading »

Wearing white after labor day

Informant is a student at the Penn State University who grew up in upper NJ. She told me about a certain rule in the fashion world which requires people to refrain from wearing white after Labor Day:   “So the rule is, you can’t wear white after Labor Day… until Memorial Day when you can… Continue Reading »

“Picigin”-Croatian Water Sport

Informant FV is my grandfather who was born and raised in Split, Croatia. Picigin is a Croatian water sport that my grandfather played as a young boy and continues to play. It is a traditional ball game that is played in very shallow waters on the beaches of Croatia: “Picigin” “Cold splash” What kind of… Continue Reading »