As the December holidays approach, we take this opportunity for feature holidays and festivals from around the world and from many traditions: Virgin of Guadalupe Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice the Mayan Calendar, and many more.
For this guide, we provide books in our library, ebooks through our databases, streaming films, community resources for holidays assistance programs, holiday celebration events, and holidays attraction lists.
Holiday Symbols by
Call Number: 394.26 H732 1998
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
This guide explores the origins of more than 750 well-known symbols associated with the 200 most popular holidays in the United States and worldwide. It describes each symbol’s traditional, historical, and modern significance while unfolding the stow of the associated holidays.
Festivals of the World by
Call Number: 394.2 B846f 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Easter. Yom Kippur. Ramadan. Hungry Ghosts Festival. Every calendar in the world is shaped by its cycle of festivals. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Festivals of the World provides a colorful introduction to the festivals central to each faith, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Jainism, Rastafarianism, Baha i, Zoroastrianism, and Shintoism.
Holidays, Festivals and Celebrating of the World Dictionary by
Call Number: 394.26 H732 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
This new edition contains up-to-date information on more than 2,000 holidays and festivals worldwide, as well as the more obscure celebrations and observances. Emphasis is placed on events that are still current, but a number of ancient and discontinued events are included.
You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!