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Thread #87654 Message #1639107
Posted By: Azizi
01-Jan-06 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Hello, Mo the caller!
I'm pleased to know that New Year's Eve Watch Night services are held by White congregations. I suppose those services may also be held by congregations which are integrated [Black/White} or are non-White and non-Black.
The main point that was made by that website I linked to was that for African Americans these services-at least for some time- commemorated Emancipation Day.
As to cleaning one's house for the New Year, I did not mean to imply that such a tradition was "solely" [Ha!] an African American custom.