Holiday symbols and customs / by Sue Ellen Thompson

Author(s): Thompson, Sue Ellen, 1948-
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Subjects: Holidays
Festivals
Fasts and feasts
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 3rd ed
Published: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2003
LC Classification: G, GT
Physical Description: xv, 895 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Aboakyer Festival 1
Advent 3
All Souls' Day 7
America's Cup 12
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the 15
Aoi Matsuri 18
Apache Girls' Sunrise Ceremony 19
April Fools' Day 21
Arbor Day 24
Arctic Winter Games 26
Ascension Day 29
Ashura 34
Ash Wednesday 38
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the 40
Athabascan Stickdance 44
Awoojoh 47
Awuru Odo Festival 48
Aztec New Fire Ceremony 50
Bastille Day 54
Bella Coola Midwinter Rites 56
Beltane 59
Blessing of the Waters 62
Boston Marathon 65
Bouphonia 67
Braemar Highland Gathering 69
Burial of the Sardine 72
Candlemas 75
Carnival 78
Chinese New Year 82
Ch'ing Ming 88
Christmas 92
Christmas Eve 105
Chrysanthemum Festival 112
Chung Yeung 115
Chusok 118
Columbus Day 120
Compitalia 123
Coptic New Year 126
Corpus Christi, Feast of 128
Crow Fair 133
Daytona 500 137
Dewali 139
Dionysia 143
Distaff Day 146
Dosmoche 148
Double Fifth 150
Durga Puja 156
Eagle Dance 159
Earth Day 162
Easter 164
Egungun Festival 172
Ember Days 174
Epiphany, Feast of the 177
Esala Perahera 184
Exaltation of the Cross, Feast of the 186
Father's Day 191
Feast of Fools 194
Feast of the Dead 196
Flag Day 199
Floralia 202
Flute Ceremony 203
Fourth of July 206
Gai Jatra 215
Galungan 218
Ganesh Chaturthi 221
Ganna 224
Gauri Festival 226
Gion Matsuri 229
Good Friday 231
Green Corn Dance 236
Guru Nanak's Birthday 238
Guy Fawkes Day 241
Hajj 244
Halashashti 250
Halloween 251
Hanami 259
Hanukkah 262
Hari-Kuyo 265
Harvest Home Festival 267
Hemis Festival 270
Henley Royal Regatta 273
Higan 276
Hina Matsuri 278
Hogmanay 281
Hola Mohalla 284
Holi 286
Holy Innocents' Day 289
Homowo 292
Hopi Snake Dance 295
Hungry Ghosts Festival 300
Id al-Adha 303
Id al-Fitr 305
Imbolc 308
Incwala 310
Indianapolis 500 312
Indra Jatra 314
Inti Raymi Festival 317
Ironman Triathlon World Championship 320
Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony 323
Janmashtami 328
John Canoe Festival 330
Juneteenth 333
Kamakura Matsuri 336
Kartika Snan 338
Kataklysmos Day 340
Kentucky Derby 342
King, Jr.'s Birthday, Martin Luther 344
Kodomo-No-Hi 346
Kristallnacht 349
Kumbh Mela 352
Kupalo Festival 354
Kwakiutl Midwinter Ceremonies 356
Kwanzaa 358
Lag Ba-Omer 364
Lammas 368
Lantern Festival 369
Laylat al-Miraj 374
Laylat al-Qadr 376
Lazarus Saturday 379
Leap Year Day 381
Lemuralia 383
Lent 385
Li Ch'un 388
Lincoln's Birthday 391
Loi Krathong 394
Losar 396
Lotus, Birthday of the 399
Lughnasa 401
Luilak 404
Lupercalia 406
Magha Puja 410
Mahavira Jayanti 412
Martenitza 415
Martinmas 417
Maskal 420
Masters Golf Tournament 422
Maundy Thursday 424
Mawlid al-Nabi 428
May Day 431
Memorial Day 435
Michaelmas 438
Mid-Autumn Festival 441
Mid-Lent Sunday 445
Midsummer Day 448
Miss America Pageant 452
Miwok Big Time 458
Moors and Christians Fiesta 461
Mother's Day 465
Naadam 468
Naga Panchami 472
Navajo Mountain Chant 474
Navajo Night Chant 478
Nawruz 482
New Yam Festival 486
New Year's Day 488
New Year's Eve 492
Niman Katchina 495
Nyepi 498
Obon Festival 501
Obzinky 504
October Horse Sacrifice 505
Odwira 507
Ogun Festival 510
Olympic Games 512
Onam 514
Oshogatsu 517
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fiesta of 525
Palio, Festival of the 530
Palm Sunday 534
Parilia 537
Paro Tsechu 539
Paryushana 541
Passover 543
Pentecost 549
Pitra Paksa Festival 553
Plough Monday 556
Pongal 559
Pooram 562
Posadas, Las 564
Poson 566
Powamu Festival 569
Procession of the Swallow 572
Purim 573
Pushkar Mela 578
Raksha Bandhan 582
Ramadan 584
Ram Navami 587
Rath Yatra 590
Reek Sunday 592
Rocket Festival 594
Rogation Days 596
Rosh Hashanah 599
Royal Ascot 603
Royal National Eisteddfod 607
St. Anthony of Padua, Feast of 612
St. Barbara's Day 615
St. Blaise's Day 617
St. Bridget's Day 620
St. Catherine's Day 622
St. Christopher's Day 625
St. David's Day 627
St. Elmo's Day 629
St. Francis of Assisi, Feast of 631
St. George's Day 633
St. James the Apostle, Feast of 637
St. Joseph's Day 640
St. Lucy's Day 643
St. Mennas's Day 645
St. Patrick's Day 647
St. Stephen's Day 653
St. Swithin's Day 656
St. Sylvester's Day 658
St. Thomas the Apostle's Day 660
St. Urho's Day 663
Samhain 666
San Fermin Festival 668
Saturnalia 671
Sennin Gyoretsu 673
Setsubun 676
Shab-i-Barat 678
Shalako Ceremony 679
Shavuot 682
Shichi-Go-San 686
Shick-Shack Day 688
Shivaratri 690
Shrove Tuesday 692
Simhat Torah 695
Sol 699
Songkran 703
Sovereign's Official Birthday 704
Soyaluna 707
Sukkot 710
Summer Solstice 715
Sun Dance 720
Super Bowl Sunday 722
Tanabata 726
Tano Festival 730
Teej 734
Terminalia 737
Tet 738
Thaipusam 741
Thanksgiving 743
Thesmophoria 750
Tihar 751
Timkat 756
Tisha be-Av 759
Tod Kathin 761
Tori-no-ichi 764
Tour de France 766
Tu Bishvat 768
Twelfth Night 771
Ute Bear Dance 774
Vaisakh 778
Valentine's Day 781
Vasaloppet 786
Vasant Panchami 788
Vata Savitri 790
Vegetarian Festival 792
Vernal Equinox 796
Vesak 798
Veterans' Day 801
Walpurgis Night 804
Wampanoag Powwow 806
Washington's Birthday 808
Waso 810
Westminster Dog Show 813
Wianki Festival of Wreaths 816
Wimbledon 818
Wind Festival 821
Winter Solstice 822
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 825
Wuwuchim 828
Yaqui Easter Ceremony 832
Yom Kippur 837
Index 843
Added Titles: Thompson, Sue Ellen, 1948- Holiday symbols
Notes: LCCN: 2002193028
ISBN: 0780805011
"A guide to the legend and lore behind the traditions, rituals, foods, games, animals, and other symbols and activities associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other celebrations, covering calendar, ethnic, religious, historic, cultural, national, promotional, sporting, and ancient events, as observed in the United States and around the world."
Rev. ed. of: Holiday symbols. 2nd ed. c2000
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
OCLC Number: 51060276
ISBN/ISSN: 0780805011