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Encyclopedia of Easter Celebrations Worldwide

  • By William D. Crump
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At Eastertime, the most important holiday in the Christian world, religious processions in many Latin American countries pass over ornate street "carpets" fashioned from colored sawdust, flowers and fruit. Children in Finland and Sweden dress as "Easter witches." In the Caribbean, those who swim on Good Friday risk bad luck. In the Philippines, some penitents volunteer to be crucified. In some European countries, Easter Monday is the day for dousing women with water. With 240 entries, this book explores these and scores of other unusual and sometimes bizarre international Holy Week customs, both sacred and secular, from pilgrimages to Jerusalem to classic seasonal films and television specials.
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781476680545
    • Author: William D. Crump
    • ISBN 13: 9781476680545
    • Publication Date: 02/22/2021
    • Format: Paperback

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