A Calendar of Festivals: Traditional Celebrations, Songs, Seasonal Recipes & Things to Make
What do the traditional festivals that we celebrate really mean? Where do the origins of seasonal custom lie? What are the dances and recipes that have been appropriate to each month of the year since the days of old? A Calendar of Festivals reveals the fascinating details of all the traditional practices. Line illustrations.
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