This one volume encyclopedia provides teachers, students, parents, and librarians with a convenient source of information on virtually every aspect of Easter and related holidays. The book also covers customs and observances associated with Lent as well as the Carnival celebrations that traditionally precede it. This handy reference source contains more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on Easter, Carnival, and Lent. These entries cover folk customs and religious observances from around the world, the biblical figures associated with them, and their history, myths, legends, and symbols. Each entry includes a list of books for further reading, and many entries list web sites that contain further information. Black and white illustrations complement the text. In addition, 20 entries are devoted to the celebration of Easter and Carnival in different countries and parts of the world.
"A good source for information on how these holidays are celebrated in different regions. [Selected as a Top 40 Young Adult Reference Title of 2002.]"
-Pennsylvania School Library Association
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