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Fertility goddesses, groundhog bellies & the Coca-Cola Company the origins of modern holidays

Gabriella Kalapos 1969- Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)

c2006

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  • Title:
    Fertility goddesses, groundhog bellies & the Coca-Cola Company the origins of modern holidays
  • Author: Gabriella Kalapos 1969-
  • Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
  • Description: New Year's Day -- January 1st -- Groundhog Day -- February 2nd -- Valentine's Day -- February 14th -- St. Patrick's Day -- March 17th -- Easter -- the Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring Equinox -- April Fool's Day -- April 1st -- May Day -- May 1st -- Mother's Day -- the second Sunday in May -- Father's Day -- the third Sunday in June -- Summer Solstice / John the Baptist Day -- June 24th -- Lammas -- August 1st or the first Monday in August -- Labour Day -- the first Monday in September -- Friday the 13th -- Halloween -- October 31st -- Guy Fawkes' night -- the 5th of November -- Remembrance Day -- November 11th -- Thanksgiving -- Christmas -- December 25th -- Bringing the holidays home -- Chapter notes.
    Year after year, many of us continue to perform holiday rituals with little or no understanding of what they mean or what purpose they serve. A part of us yearns to understand how and why these special days originated. Why does Groundhog Day exist and what does it have to do with the Virgin Mary and menstruation? What does May Day have to do with a celebration of human sexuality and Roman prostitutes? Where did Valentine's Day come from - did the greeting card, chocolate, and florist companies create it, or is there something original, pure, and maybe even carnal about it?
  • Publication Date: c2006
  • Publisher: Toronto Ont. : Insomniac
  • Format: 1 online resource (282 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-91124-7;ISBN 9786610911240;ISBN 1-897415-18-4
  • Subjects: Rites and ceremonies; Holidays -- History; Holidays; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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