By Clary Croft (CA)

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing


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Celebrate: The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia offers just the inspiration we need to keep is celebrating day after day, month after month. Although most of the holidays described in this book are relevant to Canadians in general, and most originated elsewhere, they have become overlaid with local customs and traditions that give them new forms and flavours. This entertaining and lively account of festivals, holidays and celebrations is a treasure-chest of lore that includes unusual facts, vignetter, and off-beat customs from the old-time celebrations and folk traditions of Nova Scotians. It is a link between our past and present sensibilities, proving once again out indebtedness to our forebears and our ingenuity for adaptation.
About the Author: Clary Croft is a folklorist, writer, and entertainer. He is the author of several books, including Witchcraft, Helen Creighton: Canada's First Lady of Folklore, A Maritimer's Miscellany, and Celebrate: The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia. Clary lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Language: eng

164 pages

Publication Date: 20020109

  • Atlantic Books in Schools
  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 7-9
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource