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HOW THC HOLIDAY 13 KEPT
fliiifrlltluii AtniitiR Hi 11 Ciimmnti rooiln
Atmit AnlimiM Tlmv Am llelleveil l I
TulK nl Cnrtnlti Tlnni llrniitt" Hlorlfl
to Arrniinl fur the IMirnnmciwn.
lt lms been wild lhat the Slavs of
. Cnrnloln had no Chrintmns, nnd thla In
truo in tho nenso In which wo underalnnd
tho word. Of courso ihoro. an In nil
Cathollo conntrioB, Dec. 2") la u church
festival, nnd tho 2lth a fast, tho only
joyons fast of tho your. Tim cupper Is
minimally irood and plentl i, hut no
tnent la served at itunlesslt bo wild duel:
or otter, both of which uro lojjnrdeil by
tho ccclcsiaBtlcul authorities as llsh. Thu
foreign visitor will probably receive half
a dozen invitations; tho proper thing to
do is to accept tho one that cornea from
the lantlloid, in vvhoje liuUbtt one usually
dints, and the fulfillment of thin nodal
duty is (jenei. illy its own tuwtml. The
dishes are slraiw but njjieeablo, mid
after tho Clmatinnu tieo in Cailnthia.
which is chiefly Ueimnn. has been prop
eily tidiuiicd, and in nil cas.a the neeea
Bary presents luivo been given to the
ehlldien, nnd they have gone to bed, a
tone of quiet B.itisfaelion becomes the
lending note of tho eveninj. Cvury nub
jeet that could lead to contention ip
avoided, and ho one Hita together till the
time for the tirst mils.?, which is lead at
or shoi tly after midnight, and . .iich one
may attend or not, jtut as one lilies.
The three moiiiiiiK masse when heaid
In a village ehmeh in Au.stiiamxinmon0
tho inoM; impiebsive bcrvicun oL the
church, though they are. of couroo, en
thely vmutlujr. in pomp The choir mug
songfi about the uuuvity in tho naiioual
language uuu in uueh u way that botli
the words mid the uius.icco.Ti.'spimd to,
tlio feerviod at the altar Tho bttanget
who h.w le.uned to lool; upon the mart
In bpito of i J e .irely olaa ilo.il L'iin, .ii
one of t!u-f;i-.ue t-p ems of tile Ohw
tiun peiio 1 u at firut iueliucl to resent
the introduction of uliJ'I'.i UyuiUJ unJ
hiunaiR, l.ut the f ior of the Glutei t
ami the way in Vliioh t!n,y .no aoine 1
by the eou-.rejjalion, biinil"r to thin
which many re idci may hav o i ui.ivb d
in tho churches of Ceoll.uid.cleailyhlunv
that the Ubage is dear to tho heart of ! j
peojjle, though to us it may beem almost
as offensive as if the divine coined
wero publicly read with the accompani
ment of music selected from Offenbach
Popular verse nnd music aie always in
teresting and sometimes extremely good;
but they cannot quite supplyv tho place
of the Gloria and Agnus Dei, especially
for foreign admirers of tho church who
do not belong to its communion Still
tho midnight mass in an Alpine village
is n thing to see. The long walk through
tho snow and darkness; tho friendly light
from tho windows of most houses; the
groups of furcoated worshipers whom
ono overtakes or who overtako one, with
their hearty Christmas greetings; the
blaze of light on tho altar, which con
trasts equally with tho night outside and
the other unlighted parts of the church
within, are all impressive,
AN ISTI-.KUSriKO I'KOCnSSION.
Tin's Christmas in u Slav village has a
purely religions character, though, as it
obliges one to bit up 1 it. or to riso early,
itinayssive iu an i iisj for a longer
chat th in usual and .i i o.ctr i glas3. Bui
Advent is not. us in Oei man or Protes
tant countries, concentrated into the '
single fcbtivul. In many villages on the
firbt evening n kind of homely procession
is foimed, a.. . the images of the Holy
Virgin and St Joseph are c wried to the
first house in the place, tho inhabitant",
el which kuui.' exactly what is going to
happen; then, wher1 they sing, as they
generally do iu Cannula, a duet- or
double choiiu ijllows. Tho attendants
of tho saints a3k for a night's lodging,
tho'to within a-sk who tho travelers tuo,
and bo gradually the whole histoiy of
the nativity is told in Old World veise
and music. Then tho doom aio thrown
wide open; all who aro within kneel, the
iinnjes are borne to tho altar that ha
been prepared tor thorn, the two ehbru1- -i
join m a liy im of piaise, mid evening,
mayor beghi i u their presence. On the
following aUei noon tho two saints are
carried to tho next house, and tho scone
is repeated. It may seem to tho reader
that tho whole ceremony must be child
ishly grotesque; this is not tho impres
sion it m.iko3 on the non-Catholic but
unprejudiced stranger. Those poasants
aro ovidently sincerely worshiping the
truo God litter their own fashion. In
convents wliero childien are educated
tho same usugo is practiced, hut there
the sacied guests aro carried from coll
to cell instead of from house to house.
DEVOTION OP TIIK IUXQS.
This custom is purely Chriblian, an at
tempt to bring tho sacred story homo to
tho imagination of tho peoplo; tho cere
monies performed on tho day set npart
for devotiou to tho threo holy kings-r-tho
wiso men of the east (our twelfth
night) aro bliglitly different. They bear
tho trace, not of heathenism so much as
of a struggle ngainst heathenism. Tho
three appear iu full costumo tho one
with his face conscientiously blacked
with holy water and conseis filled witli
burning incense. They bless every i oom
In tho bouse, nnd still more carefully
tho btalls and btables, and upon every
door they make tlirco crosses, in ordei
to keep out Fin Perchta, who is tho uu
hallowed nnd unhouored shade of the
great goddess whom heroes once wof
ehiped as Freya. That twelfth night,
tho last of tho twelve days of the great
winter feblival, which was celebrated
alike by the Slavs and tho Germans,
should bo chosen for these strange core
monies is uotevvmthy; though one can
not help feeling u certain sympathy for
tho goddess who is thus shut out of hu
man habitations on tho very day when
her nreseuco was formerly invc-Ked. It
Whetntr tno roc nnn enntnots enjoy tin;
witne prlvllegt or nre nuhjtol lo lli-mm
penalty wemtd to lw nn upeii qtiMtton.
m Cow iwrions care to wmlo through thu
unnw, to clliub mountain, or vn to take
np their abode In n wood, in order to
listen to their illacourMW, IJvpn with ic
tpeut to (limieitic nnlmnls every thing hn
not hithrrlo bfKiti rendend ii rlenr m
wo nhoitlil HVe It to lie. For example, n
vUhigi prlett wiwkind enouth to furnish
u with the follnwlnjr story, which wns
written down at once, na miioli as pos
sible in his own words It Is u sin lo
lUtou to what the nnimnli say, nnd it
always brings 111 luilt. A farm servant
from n dlstnuee did not bellovotheatory
a fiin which, it may be femred, was
shnred both by the present writer and
his informant. Still ho retained such n
half belief as induced him to hide him
self In tho stable. The two horses which
It contained talked to eacli other as fol
lows: "Wo shall lmvo hard work to do
tills day week." "Yes, the servant ia
heavy." "And tho way to tho church
yard ia long iitid steep." Thu man took
to his ii nu.lilieu. uu was imiteit unit
day wee!;. Ilero we have at least the
Christian idea of n sin that 1 1 punished
a liilli' too hopvily. one is inclined to
think but wliat are we to wiy to the
following story, which was told in the
Slav dialect of Oamlola by n traveling
workman, at once translated Into Ger
man nnd notol down. 'The story was
read aloud in urngh Goiiiuin, which was
translated almost sentence by sentence
to the mural or, who firmly believed in
the truth of the tale, and coriected by
.him in ono or two binall points, which
'weio directly altered. It is evidently n
fur older, fir ct least mora authentic, ver
sion than the lust1
how to u:au ran aniiult, talk.
Ko ono it l hear tho miuyals talk un
less ho has uoots with nine bole3 and
fern leaves in them. There was a farm
servant (kneelit) in the Gail Thai who
had a-pmr of very strong blioe-, ui.ulu,
which Micro afterward lrequonlly le
palicd. mi that they had the uquisite
niimbGiv-of soles, though lie did not
know it. Fie lived in a loft above ast 11
ivhu-o two oeu wovo'kept, and bHwo m
the loft and nt ill there was a tr ip door,
which lie often left opeu. One Wirht
m.'.s eve he went to vi-.it a g'nl vvit'i
whoji lu was in love iu a village about
a mile and a halt away. Tiu1 pah Mil
through a wool, iu v.hieh tUcw -were a
great number of ferns, lie utaul too
long, and hastened back 111 sach a huivy
that he did not stop to fasten his boots,
the laces of which had become loose. It
is to be supposed that this was the rea
son why some fern leaves got into them
As soon as ho had reached the loft he
heard a great lamentation below, and
called through tho trapholo to ask what
was the matter. As no answer was
given lie put out his lantern, but ie-
mained standing. "What aro you com
plaining about?" asked a voice below.
"Why should I not complain," answered
a second voice, "when in bix months 1
am to bo slaughtaiedt" "That is quite
true, but 1 havo a better reason to
lament, for I shall be slaughtered in two
days for a, funeral feast, and you in six
months for a marriage, which is better."
"Who will die. then?" "Our mistress.'
"How?" "You know slio has :i cat that
always sits besfdo her at meals and cats
out of her plate. To-morrow there will
bo a great dinner, and tho cat will come
as usual, but she will be angry and pivn
it roughly away. It will bpring lo the
,top of UiSstOvo; thsro it will stay for a
time, but when the soup Is brought in it
will jump 'down upon tho table, a.id
from thence over tli-'turojn an 1 its uns
tress' head. In doing this it will let a
hair fall, and that hair will choke her."
Hero the conversation cudul. Next
morning the servant looked gloomy
among his jovial I'elloyvs, and his mas
ter asked luni what was the matter.
For a long time ho refnsod to reply, but
at last ho entreated his master to have
tho cat killed at once. It was uo use
telling a story that nobody would be
liovo, ho said, but his whole manner
made such an imprejsiou on the prop.i
ctor that lu consonted to his loqueit.
The wife, however, said blie was fond
of the cat; it had been long in tile houso,
and if it were killed tornineie lancy
Bhe heiself would go away. Everything,
of coursj, ' lapponod eactiy as the oxen
had foretold. Iu six months the master
imimed again, and said: "I don't like
to bee th.it ox; it uded to draw with one
that was slaughtered at my first wife's
funeral. Uavo it killed for dinutr."
Ono doe3 uot quite envy the wedding
guests their beef. This was not, how
ever, tho moral thu narrator diow from
tho story, lie said: "One can see how
much moio cattle know than one thinks;
if tho servant had not happened vo have
fern leaves jn his boots they would have
spoken just as they did, and nobody
would have known anything about it.
Wo for our part can only loavo tho story
to tliobo who are interested in such mat
ters, in tho hope that it will not prove
as indigestible as tho beof was likely to
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