eBook Holidays, Festivals & Celebrations Of World Dictionary, 4th Edition

  • Cherie D. Abbey
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811666
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811669
  • DDC: 394.26
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1342 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

A comprehensive dictionary that describes more than 3,000 holidays and festivals celebrated around the world. Features both secular and religious events from many different cultures, countries, and ethnic groups. Includes contact information for events; multiple appendices with background information on world holidays; extensive bibliography; multiple indexes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Dedicated to the Memory of Leslie Alan Shepard, June 21, 1917 – August 20, 2004.
Foreword to the Fourth Edition.
Foreword to the Third Edition.
Preface.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Aban Parab.
2: Abbey Road on the River.
3: Abbotsford International Air Show.
4: Abdu'l-Baha, Ascension of.
5: Abdullah's (King) Birthday in Jordan.
6: Abha Festival.
7: Aboakyer Festival.
8: Aboriginal Day, National.
9: Abu Simbel Festival.
10: Academy Awards Ceremony.
11: Acadian Day.
12: Acadian Festival.
13: Acadiens, Festivals.
14: Accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed as Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
15: Adae-Kese.
16: Adam's Peak, Pilgrimage to.
17: Adar Parab.
18: Adelaide Festival.
19: Adelaide Fringe Festival.
20: Administrative Professionals Week.
21: Admission Day.
22: Advent.
23: Advent (Germany).
24: AFC Asian Cup.
25: Africa Industrialization Day.
26: Africa Malaria Day.
27: African American Day Parade.
28: African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival.
29: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life.
30: African Liberation Day.
31: African Methodist Quarterly Meeting Day.
32: African World Festival.
33: Agonalia.
34: Agriculture Fair at Santarém, National.
35: Agua, La Fiesta de.
36: Agwunsi Festival.
37: Air Races and Air Show, National Championship.
38: Airing the Classics.
39: AirVenture.
40: Aizu Byakko Matsuri.
41: Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Exposition and Rodeo.
42: Akshya Tritiya.
43: Akwambo (Path-Clearing Festival).
44: Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts.
45: Alabama Blueberry Festival.
46: Alahamady Be.
47: Alamo Day.
48: Alasitas Fair.
49: Alaska Day.
50: Albania Independence Day.
51: Albania Republic Day.
52: Alberta Heritage Day.
53: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
54: Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts.
55: Aldersgate Experience.
56: Alexandra Rose Day.
57: Algeria Independence Day.
58: Algeria National Day.
59: All-American Soap Box Derby.
60: All Saints' Day.
61: All Saints' Day (France).
62: All Saints' Day (Louisiana).
63: All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Guatemala).
64: All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Peru).
65: All Souls' Day.
66: All Souls' Day (Cochiti Pueblo).
67: Allen (Richard), Birthday of.
68: Alma Highland Festival and Games.
69: Almabtrieb.
70: Aloha Festivals.
71: Alpaufzug.
72: Alpenfest.
73: Amalaka Ekadashi.
74: Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas International Conference.
75: Amarnath Yatra.
76: Amazon & Galapagos Day.
77: American Birkebeiner.
78: American Folklife, Festival of.
79: American Indian Heritage Month.
80: American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo.
81: American West, Festival of the.
82: America's Cup.
83: Amherstburg Heritage Homecoming.
84: Amurdad, Feast of.
85: An tOireachtas.
86: Anant Chaturdashi.
87: Anastenaria.
88: Anchorage Festival of Music.
89: Anchorage Fur Rendezvous.
90: Andersen (Hans Christian) Festival.
91: Andorra National Day.
92: Angam Day.
93: Angelitos, Los.
94: Angkor Photography Festival.
95: Angola Independence Day.
96: Angola National Heroes Day.
97: Anjou Festival.
98: Anna Parenna Festival.
99: Annakut Festival.
100: Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival.
101: Annual Lantern Ceremony.
102: Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA.
103: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Belgium).
104: Annunciation of the Lord.
105: Anthesteria.
106: Anthony (Susan B.) Day.
107: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day.
108: Antigua Carnival.
109: Antigua National Heroes Day.
110: Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous.
111: Anzac Day.
112: Aoi Matsuri.
113: Apache Maidens' Puberty Rites.
114: Apollonian Games.
115: Apparition of the Infant Jesus.
116: Apple and Candle Night.
117: Appleseed (Johnny), Birthday of.
118: Appleseed (Johnny) Festival.
119: Appomattox Day.
120: April Fools' Day.
121: Arab International Festival.
122: Arabic Music Festival.
123: Arapaho Sun Dance.
124: Arbaeen.
125: Arbaeen Pilgrimage.
126: Arbor Day.
127: Arctic Circle Race.
128: Ardwahist, Feast of.
129: Argentina Flag Day.
130: Argentina Independence Day.
131: Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice.
132: Argentine National Day.
133: Argungu Fishing Festival.
134: Århus Festival.
135: Armed Forces Day (Egypt).
136: Armed Forces Day (United States).
137: Armenia Constitution Day.
138: Armenia Earthquake Memorial Day.
139: Armenia First Republic Day.
140: Armenia Independence Day.
141: Armenia Motherhood and Beauty Day.
142: Armenian Martyrs' Day.
143: Artcar Fest.
144: Arts and Crafts Fair, International.
145: Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Festival of.
146: Asanha Bucha Day (Asanha Puja Day).
147: Asarah be-Tevet (Fast of the Tenth of Tevet).
148: Ascension Day.
149: Ascension Day (Portugal).
150: Ash Wednesday.
151: Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.
152: Ashokashtami.
153: Ashura.
154: Asian Games.
155: Aspen Music Festival.
156: Ass, Feast of the.
157: Assumption of Our Lady (Santa Marija).
158: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the.
159: Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Guatemala).
160: Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Hasselt, Belgium).
161: Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Italy).
162: Aston Magna Festival.
163: Atatürk Remembrance (Youth and Sports Day).
164: Athens Festival.
165: Ati-Atihan Festival.
166: Audubon Day.
167: Auntie Litter's Annual Earth Day Parade and Celebration.
168: Austen (Jane) Festival.
169: Australia Day.
170: Australian Open Tennis.
171: Austria National Day.
172: Author's Day, National.
173: Autumnal Equinox.
174: Avani Mulam.
175: Aviation Day.
176: Avignon Festival.
177: Awoojoh.
178: Awuru Odo Festival.
179: Ayathrem (Ayathrima; Bringing Home the Herds).
180: Ayerye Festival.
181: Aymuray (Song of the Harvest).
182: Ayyam-i-Ha.
183: Azerbaijan Day of the Martyrs.
184: Azerbaijan Independence Days.
185: Aztec Rain Festival.
186: Baalbeck Festival.
187: Bab, Birth of the.
188: Bab, Declaration of the.
189: Bab, Martyrdom of the.
190: Babin Den.