NEW YEAR: Its History, Customs and Superstitions by Theodor Gaster

NEW YEAR: Its History, Customs and Superstitions

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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 symbols. There are special chapters on the oldest known New Year and the religious development of Rosh Hashanah.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1955
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman