America's Favorite Holidays

  • by Bruce David Forbes
  • Narrated by Noah Michael Levine
  • 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

America's Favorite Holidays explores how five of America's culturally important holidays - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving - came to be what they are today, seasonal and religious celebrations heavily influenced by modern popular culture.
Deftly distilling information from a wide range of sources, Bruce David Forbes reveals often-surprising answers to questions about each holiday's traditions. Was Christmas always as commercialized as it is today? Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday? When did we begin trick-or-treating on Halloween?
Appealing and insightful, America's Favorite Holidays satisfies our curiosity about the origins of our holidays and the fascinating ways in which religion and culture mix.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios