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Celebrate Valentine's Day (Holidays Around the World)

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In the mood for love? Whose heart has not been won over on February 14—the day reserved for celebrating love in its many forms—around the world.

Celebrate Valentines Day focuses on historical and cultural aspects of this holiday and the international traditions, food, and celebrations associated with it. This celebration of love includes fun facts; a recipe; a map showing the location of all photographs; a resource list of books, videos, and Web sites; and a note from an expert consultant, aimed at parents and teachers, which deepens our understanding of the holidays importance and meaning.

The history of the holiday is shrouded in mystery, but we do know that Valentines Day wasnt always a time for red roses, candy hearts, and frilly greeting cards. Readers learn that some historians trace the feast of the patron saint of love to ancient Greek and Roman festivals that signaled the beginning of spring, which officially began in February in ancient Rome. We discover how, according to one legend, St. Valentine was a priest imprisoned for defying the emperor. Before being put to death, he sent the first "valentine" —a letter that he signed "From your Valentine," words still used on cards today.

Readers discover a range of international Valentines Day traditions: making and exchanging cards decorated with hearts, lace, and ribbons; giving flowers, candy, balloons, and other gifts to friends and loved ones; attending special parties at school; and baking of cookies and other treats. We learn how the holidays popularity has grown around the world, particularly in Korea and Japan, where office workers give chocolates to their co-workers on Valentines Day.

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Carolyn Otto is the author of more than twenty books, including several award-winning children's non-fiction titles. She has also written poetry and fiction for children and adults. She earned her master's degree from New York University. She now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426302145
Author:
Otto, Carolyn
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Consultant:
Santino, Jack
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Valentine's Day
Subject:
Valentine's day
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Valentine's Day
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Valentines
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series:
Holidays Around the World
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.29x8.73x.35 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
06-09

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