9781594772566-1594772568-The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them Today

The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them Today

ISBN-13: 9781594772566
ISBN-10: 1594772568
Edition: 2nd Edition, Now in Paperback
Author: Leslie, Clare Walker, Gerace, Frank E.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Paperback 64 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781594772566
ISBN-10: 1594772568
Edition: 2nd Edition, Now in Paperback
Author: Leslie, Clare Walker, Gerace, Frank E.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Paperback 64 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leslie, Clare Walker, Gerace, Frank E. wrote The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them Today comprising 64 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1594772568 and 9781594772566. Since then The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them Today textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Travel 2,500 years back in time to find out where many of our modern holiday traditions originated.

• Charming full-color ink and watercolor illustrations throughout.

• This valuable resource for teachers and parents uses hands-on activities, natural science facts, and observations to explore the concepts of measuring time, making calendars, and marking seasonal celebrations.

• Shows how our popular holiday traditions are rooted in nature, beginning as the seasonal festivals of an ancient society.

Children love holiday celebrations but most don't know why they wear masks on Halloween or watch for the groundhog on February 2. Now they can discover that many of our modern traditions started with the festivals of the ancient Celts. The Celts were farming people, so their festivals marked the important events of the agricultural year. Imbolc, in very early spring, celebrated the birth of new lambs, while Samhain, in late fall, celebrated the end of the growing season and the beginning of winter. If we look at our modern calendar, we'll find Groundhog Day falling where Imbolc did, Halloween where the Celts celebrated Samhain, and a host of other holiday correspondences. That's because descendants of the Celts were among the first Europeans to settle in the New World, bringing their holiday traditions with them.

In a world of electric lights and store-bought foods, The Ancient Celtic Festivals can help children make the connections to nature that their ancestors did. Whimsically illustrated activity pages invite them to bake a harvest corn bread, stage a spring festival, or warm up the cold depths of winter with hot spiced cider. Teachers, librarians, parents, and children alike will welcome this book as a fun-filled resource.

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