Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

Detailing More Than 2,000 Observances From All 50 States and More Than 100 Nations

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the background of each holiday and how it is celebrated

Book News
Some 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries (600 more than the first edition) provide each observance's name and variants, date or month of the celebration, and one or two paragraphs describing the origins and background of the holiday along with special activities, festivals, food, and other rituals. Entries now include the name, address, and phone and fax numbers of a sponsoring or related organization. Extensive indexing, a special section on the end of the second millenium, and an excellent balance of east/west events help make this a fascinating way to lose an afternoon. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c1997
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780780800748
Characteristics: xlvii, 822 p. ; 29 cm


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