Reference Resource of the Week

 The Folklore of World Holidays

Need information on world holidays: Stir-Up Sunday, Advent Season, Bear Festival, Odo, Hanukkah, St. Barbara’s day, St. Nicholas Day, Materice, Christmas, New Year’s Day… ? Want to learn about the folklore, foods,traditions, habits, celebrations and festivals of holidays in different countries?  Check out this resource!

Did you know that…?

 “On the first Sunday in Advent Season in Sweden, all Swedish families take out a special candlestick… On the second Sunday, both the first candle and the next are lit for a while: and so on until, on the Fourth Sunday, the candles look like a small row of organ pipes. Their four-fold light means that Christmas is almost here.”

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