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America's Favorite Holidays
America's Favorite Holidays
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America's Favorite Holidays

Bruce David Forbes
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America's Favorite Holidays

Bruce David Forbes
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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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Publisher
University of California Press
Year
2015
ISBN
9780520960442
Topic
History
Subtopic
North American History
Edition
1

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