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masquerading

[cf. DJE:310 "Masquerade is also used about John Canoe"; cf. Cayman march Christmas serenade (Fuller 1967:67)] n. a white Bahamian custom, possibly influenced by JUNKANOO; a week or so before Christmas young people would disguise themselves in old clothes and go around the settlement from home to home, where adults would try to guess their identity and then offer them candy or cookies. cf. SERENADE (White)

Tags: Junkanoo, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-04 01:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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