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America Celebrates!: A Patchwork of Weird and Wonderful Holiday Lore Tristram Potter Coffin

America Celebrates!: A Patchwork of Weird and Wonderful Holiday Lore

Tristram Potter Coffin

Published March 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780788152733
Paperback
355 pages
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 About the Book 

The holidays that we celebrate are relatively unchanged from their origins in faraway lands. This book is a tribute to the diversity of imagination surrounding some of Americas most honored & sometimes offbeat cultural traditions. Beginning onMoreThe holidays that we celebrate are relatively unchanged from their origins in faraway lands. This book is a tribute to the diversity of imagination surrounding some of Americas most honored & sometimes offbeat cultural traditions. Beginning on New Years Day & following the calendar year, it presents a montage of newspaper accounts, oral histories, & journal entries documenting: traditions, beliefs, legends, charms, riddles, gifts, superstitions, proverbs, recipes, poems, parades, songs, dances, games, contests & plays. Hundreds of observances are associated with the more than 60 weird & wonderful holidays!