Why It's a Holiday

Why It's a Holiday

by Ann McGovern
     
 

What does New Year's Day have to do with a Roman god? Why is July 4th a special birthday? Why do we celebrate work by not working! And what kinds of spirits lived in Christmas holly? What do rabbits and eggs have to do with Easter? What holiday is the Jewish Thanksgiving? How did tree planting become a holiday?

What did wolves have to do with Valentine's Day? Why

Overview

What does New Year's Day have to do with a Roman god? Why is July 4th a special birthday? Why do we celebrate work by not working! And what kinds of spirits lived in Christmas holly? What do rabbits and eggs have to do with Easter? What holiday is the Jewish Thanksgiving? How did tree planting become a holiday?

What did wolves have to do with Valentine's Day? Why do you dress up in costumes on Halloween? How did jack-o'- lanterns keep witches away?

You will become a wiz-kid finding out little known tidbits about the holidays we celebrate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450245302
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
0.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.50(d)

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