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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Overview

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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Dedication.
Introduction.
1: Alleluia.
2: Annunciation.
3: April Fools’ Day.
4: Ascension Day.
5: Ash Wednesday.
6: Baptism.
7: Barabbas.
8: Bells.
9: Beltane.
10: Blood.
11: Brazil, Carnival in.
12: Bread.
13: Butterfly.
14: Carnival.
15: Cheese Week.
16: Clean Monday.
17: Colombia, Holy Week in.
18: Cross.
19: Czech Republic, Easter and Holy Week in.
20: Descent into Hell.
21: Easter, Date of.
22: Easter, Origin of the Word.
23: Easter Bunny.
24: Easter Cards.
25: Easter Eggs.
26: Easter Fires.
27: Easter Monday.
28: Easter Parade.
29: Easter Seals.
30: Easter Season.
31: Easter Sun.
32: Easter Sunday.
33: Easter Vigil.
34: Easter Week.
35: Easter Witch.
36: Egg Lore.
37: Egg Rolling.
38: Egg Tapping.
39: Egg Tree.
40: Egypt, Easter in.
41: Eight.
42: Emmaus Walk.
43: England, Easter and Holy Week in.
44: Epitaphios.
45: Eucharist.
46: Fasting.
47: Finland, Easter and Holy Week in.
48: Fire Sunday.
49: Flowering of the Cross.
50: Footwashing.
51: Forgiveness Sunday.
52: Germany, Carnival in.
53: Germany, Easter and Holy Week in.
54: Golden Rose.
55: Good Friday.
56: Good Thief.
57: Gospel Accounts of Easter.
58: Greece, Easter and Holy Week in.
59: Guatemala, Easter and Holy Week in.
60: Hare.
61: Hilaria.
62: Hocktide.
63: Holy Grail.
64: Holy Saturday.
65: Holy Sepulchre.
66: Holy Week.
67: Hot Cross Buns.
68: Hungary, Easter and Holy Week in.
69: Italy, Carnival in.
70: Italy, Easter and Holy Week in.
71: Jesus.
72: Judas.
73: Judas, Burning of.
74: Laetare Sunday.
75: Lamb.
76: Laughter.
77: Lazarus Saturday.
78: Lent.
79: Lily.
80: Low Sunday.
81: Marbles.
82: Mardi Gras.
83: Mary, Blessed Virgin.
84: Mary Magdalene.
85: Maslenitsa.
86: Maundy Thursday.
87: May Day.
88: Mexico, Easter and Holy Week in.
89: Moon.
90: New Clothes.
91: No Ruz.
92: Pace Egging.
93: Paczki Day.
94: Palm.
95: Palm Sunday.
96: Pancake Day.
97: Pardon.
98: Pascha.
99: Paschal Candle.
100: Passionflower.
101: Passion Play.
102: Passion Sunday.
103: Passover.
104: Peacock.
105: Pelican.
106: Penitentes.
107: Pentecost.
108: Peter.
109: Philippines, Easter and Holy Week in the.
110: Phoenix.
111: Pig.
112: Pilate, Pontius.
113: Poland, Easter and Holy Week in.
114: Pomegranate.
115: Pre–Lent.
116: Pretzel.
117: Rabbit.
118: Redemption.
119: Repentance.
120: Resurrection.
121: Rogation Days.
122: Royal Hours.
123: Russia, Easter and Holy Week in.
124: Salvation.
125: Sand Dollar.
126: Seven Sorrows, Feast of the.
127: Shavuot.
128: Shroud of Turin.
129: Shrovetide.
130: Sin.
131: Soul Saturday.
132: Spain, Easter and Holy Week in.
133: Spring Cleaning.
134: Spring Equinox.
135: Spy Wednesday.
136: Stations of the Cross.
137: Sunday.
138: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.
139: Sunrise Service.
140: Sweden, Easter and Holy Week in.
141: Switzerland, Carnival in.
142: Tenebrae.
143: Three Hours.
144: Tree of the Cross.
145: Triduum.
146: Trinidad, Carnival in.
147: Ukraine, Easter and Holy Week in the.
148: Veiling.
149: Veneration of the Cross.
150: Veronica.
151: Walpurgis Night.
152: Water.
153: Whitsun Ale.
154: Wine.
Bibliography.
Web Sites.
Index.