The Resource America's favorite holidays : candid histories, Bruce David Forbes

America's favorite holidays : candid histories, Bruce David Forbes

Label
America's favorite holidays : candid histories
Title
America's favorite holidays
Title remainder
candid histories
Statement of responsibility
Bruce David Forbes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"America's Favorite Holidays explores how five of America's culturally dominant holidays--Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving--came to be what they are today, combinations of seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture. Distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals the often surprising history behind the traditions of each holiday. The book offers a comprehensive look at the Christian origins of these holidays and also touches on Passover, the religions of ancient Rome, Celtic practices, Mexico's Day of the Dead, and American civil religion. America's Favorite Holidays answers our curiosity about the origins of our holidays and the many ways in which religion and culture mix"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forbes, Bruce David
Dewey number
394.26973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT 4803 .F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holidays
  • Holidays
  • United States
Label
America's favorite holidays : candid histories, Bruce David Forbes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christmas -- Valentine's Day -- Easter -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780520284715
Lccn
2015016335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907650833
  • (OCoLC)ocn907650833
Label
America's favorite holidays : candid histories, Bruce David Forbes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christmas -- Valentine's Day -- Easter -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780520284715
Lccn
2015016335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907650833
  • (OCoLC)ocn907650833

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