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By Bruce David Forbes

America’s favourite Holidays explores how 5 of America’s culturally very important holidays—Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving—came to be what they're this present day, seasonal and non secular celebrations seriously inspired via glossy pop culture. Deftly distilling info from quite a lot of assets, Bruce David Forbes unearths often-surprising solutions to questions about every one holiday’s traditions. used to be Christmas regularly as commercialized because it is at the present time? Is Thanksgiving a non secular or secular vacation? while did we start trick-or-treating on Halloween? beautiful and insightful, America’s favourite Holidays satisfies our interest concerning the origins of our vacations and the attention-grabbing ways that faith and tradition mix.

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