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The 20th-century has been beset by a swift change in social and material customs, though some people of eastern North Carolina continue to remember the old ways. Perhaps one of the unique tributes paid to custom is several observances of Old Christmas. While the celebration of Old Christmas at Rodanthe has become widely known, people in Hertford and Martin counties also still observe the \"original and genuine\" Christmas.
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16407
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The Holy Ghost Shell, or the Sand Dollar, is found along the beaches and strands of the Atlantic seaboard and in profusion along the beaches of North Carolina. When the shell is broken open, several symbols are revealed that includes the star of Bethlehem, the Easter Lily, and five points symbolic of the five wounds given Christ before crucifixion.
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16406
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A fascinating remnant of the ancient midwinter fire-festival appears today, celebrated regularly on Christmas even and New Year's Eve by the African American people of rural Bladen County.
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16405
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Superstition gives us a strange world at Christmas time. Streams flow backward at the hour of Christ's birth, trees sigh in remembrance of the crucifixion, birds sing at the hour of His birth, and rain or snow stops.
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16421
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Anglo-American ballads provide a valid means of analyzing people, in certain instances more nearly reliable than such direct methods as asking what they believe. In some cases traditional ballads are even more trustworthy a mirror of life than are compositions form the fine arts.
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35465
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The author spent Old Christmas at Rodanthe in 1971 to experience the event for himself.
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35467
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Brought over from the Bahamas, the John Kuner celebration was held on or around Christmas. The celebration included costumes, songs, a performance, and dancing; the traditions was continuously practiced until the turn of the 20th century.
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35469
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Several superstitions and stories concerning the supernatural that was told to the author as a boy by his father.
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35470
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The author wrote down a rhyme that his mother would recite when she was a child; according to Arthur Palmer Hudson, it is a counting-out rhyme that has variations dating back to the Middle Ages.
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35476
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After the death of Richard Jente, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, the university acquired a collection of his books, proverbs, and other miscellaneous works for the library.
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35473
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Two stories, “The Magic Sinder Seed,” and “The Old Folks’ Home,” plus other sayings and jingles.
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35472
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Known by several different names, a game is described that was played by young boys.
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35468
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A poem about finding snake-spit beads in the forest, and pondering the whereabouts of said animals.
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35474
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A poem about a boy who tried to follow in Icarus’s wing-flaps.
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