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Customs Information

United States residents must declare all articles acquired abroad and in their possession at the time of their return. In addition, articles acquired in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American…

custom

(Encyclopedia) custom, habitual group pattern of behavior that is transmitted from one generation to another and is not biologically determined. Since societies are perpetually changing…

harvest customs

(Encyclopedia) harvest customs, practices associated with the celebration of the gathering of agricultural crops. The gathering of the harvest—the climax of the year's labors…

funeral customs

(Encyclopedia) funeral customs, rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from…

Low Countries

(Encyclopedia) Low Countries, region of NW Europe comprising the Netherlands , Belgium , and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg . The northern parts of the Netherlands and…

Cockpit Country

(Encyclopedia) Cockpit Country, hilly region on the plateau of Jamaica, c.200 sq mi (520 sq km), W central Jamaica. Composed of limestone rock, the region has many sink holes, caverns,…

Black Country

(Encyclopedia) Black Country, highly industrialized region, historically mostly in Staffordshire but partly in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, W central England. It includes…

Basque Country

(Encyclopedia) Basque Country băsk, bäsk [key], Basque Euzkadi, Span. País Vasco, comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya (1990 pop. 2,159,701), N Spain…