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Customs, Folklore, Holidays -
Dewey 390

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Costumes and personal appearance (Dewey 391)

Customs of life and death and domestic life (Dewey 392)
  • Birth rituals - naming a child
  • Birthdays
  • Coming of age
    • Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation
    • African Centered Rites of Passage
  • Death customs, cemetery culture, funeral customs

General customs (Dewey 394)



      • New Year's Day (January 1)
      • Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January)
      • President's Day (third Monday in February) [combines Washington and Lincoln ]
      • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
      • Independence Day (July 4)
      • Labor Day (First Monday in Septemer)
      • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
      • Veteran's Day (November 11)
      • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
      • Christmas Day (December 25)
      • Valentine's Day (February 14)
      • Groundhog Day (February)
      • George Washington's Birthday (February 22)
      • April Fool's Day (April 1)
      • May Day (May)
      • Mother's Day (Second Sunday in May)
      • Father's Day (Third Sunday in June)
      • Flag Day (June 14)
      • Bunker Hill Day (June 17) (Battle of Bunker Hill) [Suffolk County, Massachusetts]
        • Arbor Day (April )
        • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
        • Halloween (October 31)
      • RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS practiced in the United States
        • Christian Holidays
          • Christmas Day (December 25)
            • Origins of St. Nicholas, the Christmas stocking, tree, mistletoe
            • Santa Claus is coming from Norway (Christmas)
          • Lent
          • Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
          • Easter
        • Jewish Holidays
          • Sabbath
          • High Holy Days [Rosh Hashanah (1-2 Tishri) and Yom Kippur 10 Tishri)]
          • Sukkot (15 Kislev - 3 Tevet)
          • Purim < (14 Adar)
          • Passover (15 Nisan)
          • Calendar of Jewish Holidays Hanukkah (25th day of Kislev)
          • Hanukkah (25th day of Kislev)
        • Other religious holidays
          • Buddhism
          • Greek Orthodox
          • Hindu
          • Moslem
          • Sikh


    • Chinese Festivals

    Local celebrations in the United States of America

Etiquette (Manners) (Dewey 395)

  • Manners versus rudeness
  • Wedding planning

[unassigned Dewey category - 396]

[unassigned Dewey category - 397]

Folklore (Dewey 398)

Customs of War and Diplomacy (Dewey 399)

  • Armor

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