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The hallowed eve : dimensions of culture in a calendar festival in Northern Ireland / Jack Santino.

Author/Creator:
Santino, Jack, author.
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (178 p.)
Series:
Irish literature, history, and culture.
Irish Literature, History, and Culture
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Subjects:
Halloween -- Northern Ireland -- History.
Folklore -- Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas. A day of family reunions, meals, and fun, Halloween brings people of all ages together with rhyming, storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires. Perhaps most important, it has become a day that transcends the social conflict found in this often troubled nation. Through the extensive use of interviews, The Hallowed Eve offers a fascinating look at the various customs, both past and present, that mark the celebration of the holiday. Looking through the lenses of gender, ethnicity,
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Irish Christmas; 2. The Personality of the Season: Rhyming, Pranking, and Bonfires; 3. Harvest; 4. The Feast of Autumn; 5. Oiche Shamhana, Night of the Spirits; 6. Tie the Nine Knots: Games, Divination, and Belief; 7. Gender Construction and Cultural Hegemony in Northern Ireland; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8131-4994-0
OCLC:
606994436