Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music



English Year

English Year
Item# 9780141021065
$22.00

Product Description

Publisher: Penguin

Author: Steve Roud

This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year’s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean and when they occur. A fascinating guide to the richness of our heritage and the sometimes eccentric nature of life in England, The English Year offers a unique chronological view of our social customs and attitudes. (pb)