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America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories (Hardback)
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America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 13/11/2015
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America's Favorite Holidays explores how five of America's culturally important holidays-Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving-came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture. Deftly distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals often-surprising answers to questions about each holiday's traditions. Was Christmas always as commercialized as it is today? Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday? When did we begin trick-or-treating on Halloween? Appealing and insightful, America's Favorite Holidays satisfies our curiosity about the origins of our holidays and the fascinating ways in which religion and culture mix.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520284715
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 203 x 152 x 25 mm

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