Dew of Heaven

Dew of Heaven (HM1ZVU)

Location: Kutztown, PA 19530 Berks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 31.095', W 75° 46.976'

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For the Pa. Dutch, the dew which falls from heaven on the anniversary of the coming of the Christ child is supposed to have beneficial effects. Here are several examples: since the number 3 is considered lucky, three pieces of bread are hung on the washline Christmas eve. Before breakfast on Christmas morning, each member of the family eats a portion of the dewey bread. This would prevent fevers until next Christmas.
Farmers would place hay & grain in the barnyard on Christmas eve to collect the dew of heaven. After eating this hay & grain the farm animals were protected against sickness for the coming year.
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433676 N 4485574
Decimal Degrees40.51825000, -75.78293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.095', W 75° 46.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 5.7" N, 75° 46' 58.56" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cemetery Ln, Kutztown PA 19530, US
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