An Easter Celebration: Traditions and Customs from Around the World

An Easter Celebration: Traditions and Customs from Around the World

by Pamela Kennedy
     
 

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Each symbol and custom of Easter is explained in a way to allow youngsters to understand the origin and meaning of each. The text also explores many international celebrations and various customs of Holy Week.  See more details below

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Each symbol and custom of Easter is explained in a way to allow youngsters to understand the origin and meaning of each. The text also explores many international celebrations and various customs of Holy Week.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5--An introduction to the symbols, customs, legends, and springtime associations of the principal holy sea son in Christianity. Pre-Christian festivals and goddesses (Persephone's story is told without mentioning Pluto or Hades); the symbolism of new birth and rebirth found in flowers, eggs, rabbits, and lambs; the customs of Holy Week; Passover; and two Easter legends are discussed in a simply expressed, absorbing text. A generally good variety of full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, reproductions of paintings, and stained-glass windows amplify the information and enhance the handsome format and clear, well-spaced type. It's a pleasantly instructive look at the Christian meaning of Easter that suits various ages and faiths, but it is narrower in concept than Edna Barth's Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs (Clarion, 1979) or Gilda Berger's Easter and Other Spring Holidays (Watts, 1983).--Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824953645
Publisher:
Worthy Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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