Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Discovering English Customs and Traditions

Discovering English Customs and Traditions
Item# 9780747803775

Product Description

Publisher: Shire Books

Author: Margaret Gascoigne

Dozens of quaint traditions that continue in England are described in this book, which also explains the origins of customs like maypole dancing, well-dressing and rush-bearing. Not all these customs go back to pagan origins: some are comparatively recent, though based upon more ancient traditions, and some are modern developments formulated to add colour to modern life. (pb)