Encyclopedia of Easter Celebrations Worldwide


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About the Book

At Eastertime, the most important holiday in the Christian world, religious processions in many Latin American countries pass over ornate street “carpets” fashioned from colored sawdust, flowers and fruit. Children in Finland and Sweden dress as “Easter witches.” In the Caribbean, those who swim on Good Friday risk bad luck. In the Philippines, some penitents volunteer to be crucified. In some European countries, Easter Monday is the day for dousing women with water. With 240 entries, this book explores these and scores of other unusual and sometimes bizarre international Holy Week customs, both sacred and secular, from pilgrimages to Jerusalem to classic seasonal films and television specials.

About the Author(s)

William D. Crump is a retired physician. He lives in Madison, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

William D. Crump
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 349
Bibliographic Info: 75 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8054-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4196-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
The Encyclopedia  3
References  287
Index  315