Holiday Symbols and Customs, 4th Edition

  • Helene Henderson
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811119
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811119
  • DDC: 394.26
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1321 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

People everywhere gather to celebrate different types of holidays and festivals, which reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This edition of Holiday Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions.

Holiday Symbols and Customs includes over 300 entries that cover such diverse topics as the Academy Awards, Cinco de Mayo, the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony, the Rose Bowl, and Watch Night. Each entry explains the type of holiday, when and where it is observed, and the related symbols and customs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
1: Aboakyer Festival.
2: Academy Awards.
3: Advent.
4: Akwambo.
5: Alasitas Fair.
6: Alaska Day.
7: All Souls' Day.
8: America's Cup.
9: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the.
10: Aoi Matsuri.
11: Apache Girls' Sunrise Ceremony.
12: April Fools' Day.
13: Arbor Day.
14: Arctic Winter Games.
15: Ascension Day.
16: Ash Wednesday.
17: Ashura.
18: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the.
19: Athabascan Stickdance.
20: Autumn Equinox.
21: Awoojoh.
22: Awuru Odo Festival.
23: Aztec New Fire Ceremony.
24: Bastille Day.
25: Bayou Classic.
26: Bella Coola (Nuxalk) Midwinter Rites.
27: Beltane.
28: Berber Bride Fair.
29: Blessing of the Waters.
30: Boston Marathon.
31: Bouphonia.
32: Braemar Highland Gathering.
33: Burial of the Sardine.
34: Candlemas.
35: Carnival.
36: Chalma Pilgrimage.
37: Chinese New Year.
38: Ching Ming.
39: Christmas.
40: Christmas Eve.
41: Chrysanthemum Festival.
42: Chung Yeung.
43: Chusok.
44: Cinco De Mayo.
45: Columbus Day.
46: Compitalia.
47: Confederate Memorial Day.
48: Coptic New Year.
49: Corpus Christi, Feast of.
50: Crow Fair.
51: Daytona 500.
52: Dewali.
53: Día de los Muertos.
54: Dionysia.
55: Distaff Day.
56: Dosmoche.
57: Double Fifth.
58: Durga Puja.
59: Eagle Dance.
60: Earth Day.
61: Easter.
62: Easter Monday.
63: Ebisu Festival.
64: Egungun Festival.
65: Ember Days.
66: Epiphany, Feast of the.
67: Esala Perahera.
68: Exaltation of the Cross, Feast of the.
69: Father's Day.
70: Feast of Fools.
71: Feast of the Dead.
72: Fiesta de Santa Fe.
73: Flag Day.
74: Floralia.
75: Flute Ceremony.
76: Forgiveness Sunday.
77: Fourth of July.
78: Gai Jatra.
79: Galungan.
80: Ganesh Chaturthi.
81: Ganna.
82: Gauri Festival.
83: Gion Matsuri.
84: Good Friday.
85: Great Elephant March.
86: Green Corn Dance.
87: Guru Nanak's Birthday.
88: Guy Fawkes Day.
89: Hajj.
90: Halashashti.
91: Halloween.
92: Hanami.
93: Hanukkah.
94: Hari-Kuyo.
95: Harvest Home Festival.
96: Hemis Festival.
97: Henley Royal Regatta.
98: Hidrellez.
99: Higan.
100: Hina Matsuri.
101: Hiroshima Peace Ceremony.
102: Hogmanay.
103: Hola Mohalla.
104: Holi.
105: Holy Innocents' Day.
106: Homowo.
107: Hopi Snake Dance.
108: Hungry Ghosts Festival.
109: Id al-Adha.
110: Id al-Fitr.
111: Iditarod.
112: Imbolc.
113: Incwala.
114: Indianapolis 500.
115: Indra Jatra.
116: Inti Raymi Festival.
117: Ironman Triathlon World Championship.
118: Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony.
119: Janmashtami.
120: John Canoe Festival.
121: Juneteenth.
122: Kamakura Matsuri.
123: Kartika Snan.
124: Kataklysmos Day.
125: Kattestoet.
126: Kentucky Derby.
127: Keretkun.
128: King Kamehameha Day.
129: Kodomo-No-Hi.
130: Korea National Foundation Day.
131: Kristallnacht.
132: Kumbh Mela.
133: Kupalo Festival.
134: Kwakiutl Midwinter Ceremonies.
135: Kwanzaa.
136: Labor Day.
137: Lag Ba-Omer.
138: Lammas.
139: Lantern Festival.
140: Laylat al-Bara'ah.
141: Laylat al-Miraj.
142: Laylat al-Qadr.
143: Lazarus Saturday.
144: Leap Year Day.
145: Leif Erikson Day.
146: Lemuralia.
147: Lent.
148: Li Ch'un.
149: Lincoln's Birthday.
150: Loi Krathong.
151: Losar.
152: Lotus, Birthday of the.
153: Lughnasa.
154: Luilak.
155: Lupercalia.
156: Mabon.
157: Magha Puja.
158: Mahavira Jayanti.
159: Martenitza.
160: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
161: Martinmas.
162: Maskal.
163: Maslenitsa.
164: Masters Golf Tournament.
165: Maundy Thursday.
166: Mawlid al-Nabi.
167: May Day.
168: Memorial Day.
169: Michaelmas.
170: Mid-Autumn Festival.
171: Mid-Lent Sunday.
172: Midsummer Day.
173: Miss America Pageant.
174: Miwok Big Time.
175: Moors and Christians Fiesta.
176: Mother's Day.
177: Naadam.
178: Nachi No Hi Matsuri.
179: Naga Panchami.
180: Navajo Mountain Chant.
181: Navajo Night Chant.
182: Nawruz.
183: New Yam Festival.
184: New Year's Day.
185: New Year's Eve.
186: Niman Kachina Festival.
187: Nyepi.
188: Obon Festival.
189: Obzinky.
190: October Horse Sacrifice.
191: Odunde Festival.
192: Odwira.
193: Ogun Festival.
194: Oktoberfest.