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Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook By Karen Bellenir

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PUBLISHER: Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 2004
ISBN: 07808665
CONTENTS:PART ONE: THE HISTORY OF CALENDARS. Basic questions all calendars must answer -- The history of lunar and lunisolar calendars -- The history of solar calendars -- Calendar reform since the mid-eighteenth century. PART TWO: CALENDARS AND HOLIDAYS FOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS. Judaism -- Zoroastrianism -- Christianity: Roman Catholic and Protestant expressions -- Christianity: Orthodox expressions -- Christianity: Non-trinitarian and non-traditional expressions -- Islam -- The Bahai faith -- Hinduism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Buddhism -- Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese folk religions -- Shinto -- Native American religions -- Paganism -- Western African religions and their new world expressions -- Ancient wisdom, metaphysical and other faith communities
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