Christian Holidays and Ceremonies in America
Have you ever wondered where a particular holiday came from? Does it matter? As a Christian should you even be concerned? Have you heard stories but brushed them off? Here are the histories of the holidays and ceremonies that Christians participate in the United States including New Years Day, Lent, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas as well as Church weddings, Birthdays, Funerals, Weekday names, and Month names...and included are all the extras that go along with them such as the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, Leprechauns, Mardi Gra, Pancake Day, Christmas trees, and lights, Santa Claus, and much more. Find out when they began to be celebrated, and by whom...the truth may surprise you. The holiday chapters are arranged in order of occurrence during the year and include the history of the extras you have come to regard as normal to associate with the celebration. Not all holidays are religious in nature, and some are not political, either. Quite a few that are religious have borrowed from past pagan rituals and beliefs. Here is a reference book, not written in college depth but still informative, for the curious Christian.
- Paperback | 46 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
- 06 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations