This beautifully illustrated work explores the initiation rites, wedding ceremonies, funeral rituals, religious observances, and other customs that are the foundation of all societies.Coverage begins with the customs associated with the twelve months of the year, then moves on to explain the many rituals of passage. There is also information dealing with everyday activities such as harvesting, healing, worship, and even eating and drinking.Profiled are such traditions as: -- The Jewish festival of Passover-- The Japanese ceremony to honor dead ancestors-- The harvest celebration of India-- Oberammergau's Passion Play.
Publisher: Facts On File Inc
Weight: 1293 g
Dimensions: 311 x 241 x 26 mm
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