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Title:
Anniversaries and holidays
Author:
Trawicky, Bernard.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvii, 311 pages ; 27 cm
General Note:
Rev. and updated ed. of: Anniversaries and holidays / by Ruth W. Gregory. 4th ed. c1983.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838906958
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This revised and updated guide is a reference source for libraries of all types and sizes, and for all classroom grade levels. With 3500 listings, it introduces an international flavour to the US and Western European holidays. It includes a Calendar of fixed days with listings by month and date.


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First update in almost 20 years of a resource that has been around since 1928. This edition offers a month-by-month listing of more than 3,000 international holidays, holy days, and anniversaries. There are also essays on various calendar systems and an extensive list of resources.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Abbreviations and Conventionsp. xvii
Part 1 Calendar of Fixed Daysp. 1
Januaryp. 1
Februaryp. 19
Marchp. 36
Aprilp. 55
Mayp. 74
Junep. 94
Julyp. 110
Augustp. 128
Septemberp. 148
Octoberp. 165
Novemberp. 183
Decemberp. 200
Part 2 On Calendarsp. 218
Calendar Systemsp. 218
The Gregorian Calendar and Its Antecedentsp. 221
The Christian Liturgical Calendarp. 224
The Jewish Calendarp. 227
The Islamic Calendarp. 232
The Chinese Calendarp. 236
Part 3 Resources Related to Anniversaries and Holidaysp. 241
Religious Daysp. 241
National Holidays and Civic Daysp. 251
Days of Observancep. 261
Historic Events Daysp. 271
People Related to the Calendarp. 274
Background Readingsp. 276
Referencesp. 280
Indexp. 287

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