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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0780804236, Hardcover)By commemorating and celebrating holidays, people of all cultures honor the past, mark the present, and anticipate the future. The symbols and customs associated with holidays are both timeless and timely. The new edition of Holiday Symbols describes more than 900 symbols and customs associated with 224 holidays and celebrations in the United States and around the world. The book describes the origins, customs, traditions, and history of each symbol and explains its modern significance. It also presents valuable background information about each holiday, including when and where it is observed, its origins, associated colors, and related holidays. A reading list for additional research completes each holiday entry.
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Looks at the history and celebration of holidays across the world. Includes such holidays as April Fools' Day, Chinese New Year, Dewali, Double Fifth, Hajj, Hopi Snake Dance, Id al-Fitr, Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Lent, Mother's day, Obon festival, the Olympic Games, Passover, Samhain, and Walpurgis night.
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