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Holy holidays! : the Catholic origins of celebration /

Looks at the religious roots of secular holidays, including Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Mother's Day.

Main Author: Tobin, Greg.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition: 1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Winter. Advent ; Christmas ; New Year's, Epiphany, and Presentation ; St. Valentine's, St. Patrick's, and St. Joseph's Days ; The liturgical and spiritual year
  • Spring. Lent ; Holy Week and the Triduum ; Easter Sunday and season ; Mother's Day and the month of Mary ; The Gregorian calendar
  • Summer. Ascension, Pentecost, and Father's Day ; Ordinary time ; Sacred and secular summer holidays ; The "Lord's Day" and keeping it holy
  • Fall. Halloween ; Angels and Saints ; Thanksgiving and Christ the King Sunday ; How the Second Vatican Council changed the Church
  • and its calendar.