NEW YEAR: Its History Customs and Superstitutions by Theodor Gaster

NEW YEAR: Its History Customs and Superstitutions

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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 7th, 1955
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman