Religious Holidays and Calendars

Religious Holidays and Calendars

An Encyclopaedic Handbook

Book - 1998
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Covers more than 450 holidays, arranged by religion, explaining the religious beliefs and calendars of each

Book News
If employees were granted every holiday featured in this coverage of days sacred to the world's major and lesser known religions, the work year would be brief indeed. Organized by religion (including Zoroastrianism, New World expressions of West African religions, and neo-paganism), each chapter provides an overview of the religion's history and tenets, and its holy days in the context of the calendar (solar, lunar, or lunisolar) or seasonal cycles (in the case of Native American tribal religions) follow. Traces the development of diverse calendars; provides Internet resources; and lists holidays chronologically as well as alphabetically. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [1998]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780780802582
0780802586
Branch Call Number: REF 529.3 RELIG
Characteristics: xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bellenir, Karen

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