eBook Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival & Lent, 1st Edition

  • Tanya Gulevich
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  • ISBN-10: 0780810910
  • ISBN-13: 9780780810914
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 748 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released March 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002
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A Guide to This Season’s Joyous Celebration and Solemn Worship, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Folklore, Symbols, and Related Days from Europe, the Americas, and Around the World. Supplemented by a Bibliography, Lists of Web Sites, and Index.

This encyclopedia provides teachers, students, parents, and librarians with a convenient source of information on virtually every aspect of Easter and related holidays. The book also covers customs and observances associated with Lent as well as the Carnival celebrations that traditionally precede it.

More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on Easter, Carnival, and Lent cover folk customs and relisious observances from around the world, the biblical figures associated with them, and their history, myths, legends, and symbols. Each entry includes a list of books for further reading, and many entries list web sites that contain further information.


"A good source for information on how these holidays are celebrated in different regions. [Selected as a Top 40 Young Adult Reference Title of 2002.]" -Pennsylvania School Library Association

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association