By Tanya Gulevich

The "Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival, and Lent" is a handy resource of knowledge on nearly each element of Easter and similar vacations. additionally lined within the publication are customs and observances linked to Lent in addition to the Carnival that commonly precedes the start of Lent.

More Than one hundred fifty issues lined

This reference paintings includes greater than one hundred fifty alphabetically prepared entries that hide all points of Easter, Carnival, and Lent. those entries disguise the holiday's historical past, myths, legends, customs, spiritual observances, similar vacation trips, and logos from all over the world. Entries variety in size from approximately a hundred phrases to 3,000 phrases. each one access deals feedback for additional studying. Black-and-white illustrations supplement the textual content.

Among the subjects lined are the subsequent:

Annunciation Ascension Day Ash Wednesday Bells Burning of Judas Carnival King Crooked Wednesday move Easter Bunny Easter Card Easter colours Easter Egg Hunt Easter Parade Easter Seal Egg Legends Eucharist Faberg‚ Fasting ceremonial dinner of the Holy Ghost Foot Washing Forgiveness Sunday solid Friday Gospel Account of Easter Harrowing of Hell Holy fireplace rite Holy Week Lamb final Supper Lent Lily Maundy Thursday heart pass Day Palm Sunday Passover Pentecost Pieta Plough Ceremonies Rogation Days Shavuot Soul Saturday Stations of the go Tree of the pass Vigil White Sunday

In addition, a number of entries are dedicated to the social gathering of Easter in several nations and elements of the area.

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Throughout the publication a variety of illustrations supplement the textual content. appendices supply a basic bibliography and an inventory of Easter-related sites. finishing the paintings is a finished index.

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