The Folklore of World Holidays

The Folklore of World Holidays

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Arranged according to the Gregorian calendar, this book provides entries for over 340 holidays and festivals for over 150 countries

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The stories of some 340 holidays from over 150 countries are told, wherever possible, in quotations from books, journals, biographies, and other firsthand accounts by people who actually celebrate the holidays in their own homes. Additional information is furnished by folklorists and anthropologists. Especially strong is the treatment of non-European countries, scantily represented heretofore in the reference literature. Arrangement is according to the Gregorian Calendar, January 1 to December 31 (the introduction explains the origins and organization of this and other calendrical systems). A single index combines ethnic, subject, and geographic entries. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780810375772
Characteristics: xxix, 739 p ; cm
Additional Contributors: MacDonald, Margaret Read 1940-


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