The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice

The Sacred Traditions of Christmas

Book - 1998 | 1st Quest ed
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Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Quest Books, c1998
Edition: 1st Quest ed
Branch Call Number: 394.2663 M
Characteristics: 247 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Matthews, Caitlin 1952-
ISBN: 9780835607698
0835607690

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This beautiful illustrated book by Celtic and Arthurian folklorist John Matthews presents the history of modern Christmas rituals. To combat the commercialization of Christmas, Matthews explains how the solstice is celebrated around the world. Each chapter presents ways to celebrate that are in k... Read More »


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A great resource for those interested in the pre-Christianity origins of some of our beloved Christmas traditions and winter celebrations. Especially interesting are the similarities between folklore and myths surrounding the winter solstice around the world.

KatieD_KCMO Jan 03, 2020

A great resource for those interested in the pre-Christianity origins of some of our beloved Christmas traditions and winter celebrations. Especially interesting are the similarities between folklore and myths surrounding the winter solstice around the world.

'Tis the season! Recommended by Eric

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