Encyclopedia of Christmas
Nearly 200 Alphabetically Arranged Entries Covering All Aspects of Christmas, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Symbols, and Related Days From Europe, America, and Around the WorldBook - 2000
Christmas is a holiday with a tremendously rich tradition. But you'd have to be a Santa Claus brainiac to be familiar with all the history, myths, legends, customs and religious observances of the season. It's nice to see someone has gotten around to compiling a handy guide to Christmastime arcana. The book dutifully and reverently addresses all the religious and ethnic variations attached to the year-end holiday. One thing is for certain: After reading this hefty Christmas dissertation, you'll be one smart elf. - Arizona Republic. Ho Ho Ho. Officially, the phenomenon of Christmas now begins shortly after Labor Day. Apart from shop till you drop and credit cards on the max, Christmas is a holiday with a long history of twists and turns. The Encyclopedia of Christmas provides readers of all ages with a convenient, easy-to-use source of information on virtually every aspect of this sprawling celebration. From Advent to Zagmug, an ancient Sumerian festival of annual renewal, and with entries on related days and celebrations (such as the Annunciation, Candlemas, and Ephiphany), the Encyclopedia has Christmas covered.
Publisher: Detroit : Omnigraphics, 2000
Branch Call Number: 394.266303 Enc
Characteristics: xvii, 729 p. : ill