Hearts, cupids, and red roses: the story of the valentine symbols

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Seabury Press
Pub. Date:
[1974]
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English
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IL: MG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 2
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Describes the celebration of St. Valentine's Day from pagan festivals to present-day activities. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperbackeditions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
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MG
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subject_facetValentine's Day
Valentine's Day -- Juvenile literature
title_displayHearts, cupids, and red roses; : the story of the valentine symbols
title_fullHearts, cupids, and red roses; the story of the valentine symbols. Illustrated by Ursula Arndt
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