Traditional Festivals

Traditional Festivals

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This encyclopedia travels around the world and across the centuries to uncover an often unexpected richness of meaning in some of the major sacred festivals of the world's religions, the hallowed calendars of ancient civilization and the seasonal celebrations of tribal cultures.An extra light called the sham- mash (Hebrew for servant) therefore has to be used to kindle each one in turn; but first blessings ... and vegetables in Israel, to potatoes in the United States and Canada. ... Books are also a traditional gift on this studentsa#39; holiday, which marks a break in the rabbinical and secular school- years.

Title:Traditional Festivals
Author:Christian Roy
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2005-01-01


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