Religious Holidays and Calendars

Religious Holidays and Calendars

An Encyclopaedic Handbook

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Provides information on calendar systems and different holidays and feasts throughout the world, and includes an overview of major and newer religions

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A comprehensive encyclopedia of the holidays and calendars, not only of the major religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, but also such minority religions as Baha'i, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, Scientology, and Neopaganism. In the main list, alphabetical by name, the holidays are described in one to a few paragraphs, then indexed by month and by religion. Substantial essays survey the character and history of eastern and western lunar calendars, solar calendars, and reforms in the conventional western calendar since the mid-18th century. Does not list all the Catholic or Orthodox saint's days. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9781558883482
Branch Call Number: REF 529.3 KELLY
Characteristics: ix, 163 pages ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ross, Linda M.
Dresser, Peter D.


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