America's favorite holidays : candid histories / Bruce David Forbes.
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- ISBN: 9780520284722
- Physical Description: viii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
- Copyright: ©2015
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Christmas -- Valentine's Day -- Easter -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving.
|Summary, etc.:|| "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.
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