A companionable collection of New Year facts and fancies is given a topical treatment with interpretive asides. The parent...

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NEW YEAR: Its History Customs and Superstitutions

A companionable collection of New Year facts and fancies is given a topical treatment with interpretive asides. The parent festival of New Year with its significance in terms of life and death and its celebration in terms of wassail and gifts has many meanings and many symbols. The author gives special chapters to the oldest known New Year -- the Babylonian, and to the religious development of the Jewish Rosh Hashanah.

Pub Date: April 7, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1955