Sugar-and-Water Day, sugar-cupping

Sugar-and-Water Day, sugar-cupping
   Two of the names for a widespread children's custom which entailed visiting a particular well or spring and mixing the water with sugar or sweets to make a special drink, on a particular day of the year. The day, the name, and the other details vary from place to place.
   See ascension day, *Easter, *elecampane, Spanish Sunday.

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