Holy holidays! : the Catholic origins of celebration—Tobin, Greg.
Looks at the religious roots of secular holidays, including Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Mother's Day
Subjects:Calendar -- History.
Church calendar -- History.
Fasts and feasts -- Catholic Church -- History.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xvi, 240 p. ; 21 cm.
Catholic origins of celebration
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Winter. Advent ; Christmas ; New Year's, Epiphany, and Presentation ; St. Valentine's, St. Patrick's, and St. Joseph's Days ; The liturgical and spiritual year
Spring. Lent ; Holy Week and the Triduum ; Easter Sunday and season ; Mother's Day and the month of Mary ; The Gregorian calendar
Summer. Ascension, Pentecost, and Father's Day ; Ordinary time ; Sacred and secular summer holidays ; The "Lord's Day" and keeping it holy
Fall. Halloween ; Angels and Saints ; Thanksgiving and Christ the King Sunday ; How the Second Vatican Council changed the Church-- and its calendar
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