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Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
     

Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

by Helene Henderson (Editor)
 
Intended for a wide audience of schoolchildren, college students, public libraries, and religious and cultural center groups, this volume contains information on nearly 2,500 holidays, festivals, and other observances from over 100 different countries. Entries are arranged alphabetically by name of holiday, and primarily consist of events currently celebrated or

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Intended for a wide audience of schoolchildren, college students, public libraries, and religious and cultural center groups, this volume contains information on nearly 2,500 holidays, festivals, and other observances from over 100 different countries. Entries are arranged alphabetically by name of holiday, and primarily consist of events currently celebrated or observed. Updated features of this edition include international & domestic tourist information; websites and contact information for public events; listings of legal holidays by countries and by states, admission days and facts about US states and territories, listing of US presidents, and an annotated bibliography. In addition to a general index, there are chronological and special subject indexes, and a section on calendar systems. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Reviewed favorably by LJ when it was first released in 1994, this new edition of a book last updated seven years ago boasts A-to-Z entries on 2500 holidays from around the globe. Changes include the addition of 500 new entries, an expanded section on calendar systems, and web sites and email addresses in the contact information. From Labor Day in the United States to Kallemooi in the North Coast Islands of the Netherlands, the work covers a wide range of religious and political festivities. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780804227
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
1000
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.34(h) x 2.53(d)

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