Halloween and commemorations of the dead

by Montillo, Roseanne.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j GT4965.M6627 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  j GT4965.M6627 2009
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 394.2646 M76
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 394.2646 M76
Almost all cultures around the world have days during which they honor those who have died, and pray for those souls that have not yet reached heaven. Although many of these holidays have assumed a secular attitude, the original, supernatural tone of these days still colors the celebrations. Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve as it was once known, has become a day for children to don costumes, trick-or-treat for candy, and play pranks. Outside the United States, however, people in many countries still set aside a day to honor and pray for the deceased. ""Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead"" looks at the different customs from around the world, including Halloween, All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead, Tomb Sweeping Day and the Ghost Festival.
Introduction to holidays and celebrations
Halloween and western commemorations of the dead
All Saint's Day
All Soul's Day
Soul Saturdays and Radonitsa
Day of the dead
Tomb sweeping day
Ghost Festival
Regional traditions and customs
Latin America and the Caribbean
North America

Additional Information
Series Holidays and celebrations (Chelsea House)
Subjects Halloween -- Juvenile literature.
Memorial rites and ceremonies -- Cross-cultural studies -- Juvenile literature.
Dead -- Cross-cultural studies -- Juvenile literature.
All Souls' Day.
Rites and ceremonies.
Publisher New York :Chelsea House,2009
Language English
Description vii, 104 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781604130973
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