America's Favorite Holidays : Candid Histories
by Bruce David Forbes


Overview - America's Favorite Holidays explores how five of America's culturally important holidays—Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving—came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture.  Read more...

 
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Overview
America's Favorite Holidays explores how five of America's culturally important holidays—Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving—came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture. Deftly distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals often-surprising answers to questions about each holiday's traditions. Was Christmas always as commercialized as it is today? Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday? When did we begin trick-or-treating on Halloween? Appealing and insightful, America's Favorite Holidays satisfies our curiosity about the origins of our holidays and the fascinating ways in which religion and culture mix.


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  • ISBN: 9780520960442
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Date: Oct 2015
 
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