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Celebrating the Green: History of St. Patrick'... History of the Holidays 46:07   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In Ireland, March 17th is a feast day honoring the bishop who Christianized the island; but in America it's a boisterous celebration of Irish heritage. We'll march up New York City's Fifth Avenue with over 150,000 celebrants at the largest and oldest parade on the day all Americans are Irish. With Andrew Greeley and Frank McCourt. Details
Christmas Unwrapped: The History Of Christmas History of the Holidays 45:30   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Fascinating story of how the bawdy Roman Saturnalia, a week-long festival of food and drink that culminated on December 25, became the centerpiece of the Christian year, and why the holiday is known as much for shopping as the birth of Christ. Interviews with experts, harried bargain hunters, and excited children round out the program. Details
History of Thanksgiving: Home for the Holidays History of the Holidays 44:32   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     We all think we know the history of America's holidays, especially Thanksgiving. The story goes that after a horrible winter, a small group of Massachusetts Pilgrims were so thankful to be alive, they threw a feast for themselves and their Native-American neighbors. That's true, but Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until Abraham Lincoln declared the first one in 1863. These days, we celebrate Thanksgiving with feasting, family and football. How did we get from Plymouth Rock to a day we stop to cherish all that it means to be home? Details
The Haunted History of Halloween History of the Holidays 45:07   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Trick or treating, costume parties, bowls of candy by the door...It's how we celebrate Halloween. But where do these customs come from? On October 31, when pint-sized ghouls and goblins knock on doors, they're actually carrying on a tradition that goes back thousands of years to the Celtic tribes of northern Europe. For centuries this night has celebrated mystery and chaos, a time between summer and winter, a time between life and death. Join us for the spookiest night of the year, The Haunted History of Hallowen Details

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