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Independence days

by Hackney Blackwell, Amy.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j GT3933.H33 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  j GT3933.H33 2009
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 394.26 H11
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 394.26 H11
 
 
Summary
A country's celebration of its independence is vital to its history. Though over time independence days have become focused on parades, performances, and family gatherings, they are essentially days of remembrance, for they mark the beginning of countries' newfound freedom and hope for the future, allowing citizens to create their own sense of identity. ""Independence Days"" looks at the various ways that cultures have come to celebrate their countries' independence, including Independence Day in the United States, Emancipation Day in the former British territories, and Bastille Day in France.
Contents
Introduction to holidays and celebrations
Introduction
The creation of a nation
Raising national spirit
National and independence day traditions
Regional traditions and customs
Africa
Asia
Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East
North America
Oceania.

Additional Information
Series Holidays and celebrations (Chelsea House)
Subjects Holidays -- Juvenile literature.
Holidays.
Publisher New York :Chelsea House Publishers,2009
Language English
Description vii, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781604131017
1604131012
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