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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 this day, seasonal and non secular celebrations seriously encouraged via glossy pop culture. Deftly distilling details from quite a lot of resources, Bruce David Forbes unearths often-surprising solutions to questions on each one holiday’s traditions. was once Christmas continuously as commercialized because it is at the present time? Is Thanksgiving a spiritual or secular vacation? whilst did we start trick-or-treating on Halloween? beautiful 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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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 this day, seasonal and non secular celebrations seriously encouraged via glossy pop culture. Deftly distilling details from quite a lot of resources, Bruce David Forbes unearths often-surprising solutions to questions on each one holiday’s traditions. was once Christmas continuously as commercialized because it is at the present time? Is Thanksgiving a spiritual or secular vacation? whilst did we start trick-or-treating on Halloween? beautiful 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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