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Folklore of World Holidays

Folklore of World Holidays

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

A encyclopedia of world holidays and festivals.

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"Covers 375 holidays in over 150 countries (excluding US and Canada). A useful book for both teachers and students. ...Omnibus Summer 1994 "  ...

"...views of holidays by celebrants. ...a unique contribution and complement to the existing books on holidays because of its emphasis on primary source material. ...Students of folklore will appreciate that holidays with scant treatment in other materials are given consideration in this book. Academic, middle and high school, public, and special libraries such as museum libraries will benefit from its addition to their collections."  ...Booklist Ap 15, 1992

"A welcome addition to the reference literature dealing with the identification and definition of days celebrating public events. "  ...Choice June 1992

"A wealth of information on holiday and festival celebrations in many cultures found in this fascinating book will delight librarians, students and teachers. "  ...School Library Journal May 1992


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