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America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories by Bruce David Forbes

By Bruce David Forbes

America’s favourite Holidays explores how 5 of America’s culturally vital holidays—Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving—came to be what they're at the present time, seasonal and spiritual celebrations seriously prompted by way of glossy pop culture. Deftly distilling info from quite a lot of assets, Bruce David Forbes unearths often-surprising solutions to questions about each one holiday’s traditions. was once Christmas regularly as commercialized because it is this day? Is Thanksgiving a spiritual or secular vacation? while did we start trick-or-treating on Halloween? attractive and insightful, America’s favourite Holidays satisfies our interest concerning the origins of our vacation trips and the attention-grabbing ways that faith and tradition mix.

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