Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
An engaging, entertaining reference to modern holidays explains the origins of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, witches, and St. Valentine's Day as it discusses holiday traditions, celebrations, customs, and more.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-28 - Publisher: Routledge
Our holidays lie near the heart of our emotional life, enjoyed for a fortnight, fed on imagination for eleven months of the year. What we want from our holidays tells a lot about who we are and what we wish we were. In this charming account, Fred Inglis traces the
Presidents' Day started out on George Washington's birthday and was established as a federal holiday in 1885. Today, it celebrates all U.S. presidents and is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. How and why was this change made? In this book, readers find out the answer and more.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-30 - Publisher: Springer Nature
Every year we celebrate a cycle of seasonal holidays. The ancient Greeks called this cycle “The Dance of the Horae,” after the mythical divinities who represented the seasons. What myths sit at the foundation of our own holiday celebrations? This interdisciplinary book explores the myths and symbols that underlie our