Overview:Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa - Covering ancient ceremonies, mythology, the gospels and traditions from around the world, Andy Thomas uncovers the fascinating background to one of the biggest festive seasons - Christmas.Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history. Learn about the:astrological associationssymbolism of the Nativityexcesses of the Roman festival of SaturnaliaPuritan ban of Christmas Victorian-era revivalintroduction and rise of gift-givingorigins and developments of Father Christmasfood and traditions from around the worldhistory of its stories, songs and symbolsAndy is a lecturer and author on folklore, histories and unexplained mysteries and has made numerous appearances on radio and TV. Beautifully illustrated, this book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603776970-9781782407805. It was written by the following authors: Andy Thomas, Shane Hipps. Book Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa, which can be read online, published by the company: Hodder & Stoughton General Division, The Ivy Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Humour, Spirituality, Beliefs. The book was published on 2019-10-01. It has 144 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa has PDF format and is called christmas-a-short-history-from-solstice-to-santa.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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