America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories

Bruce David Forbes


America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories

America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories

  • Title: America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories
  • Author: Bruce David Forbes
  • ISBN: 9780520284715
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover



America s Favorite Holidays explores how five of America s culturally important holidays Christmas, Valentine s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture Deftly distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals often surprising answAmerica s Favorite Holidays explores how five of America s culturally important holidays Christmas, Valentine s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture Deftly distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals often surprising answers to questions about each holiday s traditions Was Christmas always as commercialized as it is today Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday When did we begin trick or treating on Halloween Appealing and insightful, America s Favorite Holidays satisfies our curiosity about the origins of our holidays and the fascinating ways in which religion and culture mix.


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