Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa (Hardback)Andy Thomas (author)
Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history.
Learn about the:
- astrological associations
- symbolism of the Nativity
- excesses of the Roman festival of Saturnalia
- Puritan ban of Christmas
- Victorian-era revival
- introduction and rise of gift-giving
- origins and developments of Father Christmas
- food and traditions from around the world
- history of its stories, songs and symbols
Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 198 x 139 mm
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