How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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That January 1st is the beginning of each year is taken for granted . Yet until 1752 not January 1st but March 25th was New Year's Day ! Originally , a month was a moonth - the time it took the moon to revolve around the earth ...
JANUARY was so called in honour of Janus , the Roman god of the beginning of things and the patron of births . Logically , the beginning of the year was moved to this month . But , negligently , it was omitted to adjust the names of the ...
For centuries sailors refused to leave port on that ominous day and even at the beginning of this century statistics showed that in France bus takings were lowest and train travellers fewest on Fridays . The story is told that when the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
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A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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