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Lent: Call to Conversion: Frequently Asked Questions About Lent     View
Questions and answers about this Christian religious observance that precedes Easter. Answers questions such as, "Why do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent?" "Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday ...

Passover     View
Resources for celebrating this spring Jewish holiday also known as Pesach. Features background about why Passover is celebrated, suggestions for holiday preparations (such as house cleaning), a description of the symbolic foods displayed on the Seder ...

America's Story from America's Library     View
Child-friendly Web site launched to mark the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress. Provides access to a broad array of primary sources on amazing Americans, events in American history, the nation's states and capital, and American sports, hob ...

Treasures of the Library: Writings of Maimonides     View
To commemorate the 800th anniversary (December 2004) of the death of philosopher Moses Maimonides, the Jewish National and University Library presents a collection of digitized manuscripts and early printed editions of his works. Requires download of ...

Biba: The Biba Experience     View
This site is a companion to a book "published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the first Biba shop" in London in September 1964. The site features a timeline, excerpts from the book, and images of clothing, advertisin ...

Today in Literature     View
Features daily a quotation, an article about an author, text from a work, anniversaries (births and deaths of notable authors), and related links. Not archived. From the Toronto Public Library.

The Days of Holy Week     View
This site describes the history behind important religious days occurring in the week prior to Easter (the last week of Lent): Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Also includes details about how these days are currently obse ...

Rabbits on the Moon: A Short History of Easter     View
This page, based on "The Easter Hare" from the May 1890 Atlantic Monthly, "reveals that Easter and its customs have ancient and nearly universal origins." Discusses the lunar aspect of the holiday, and the ancient symbolism of the ...

French Easter (Pâques) Traditions     View
Description of Easter traditions in France. Discusses Easter eggs, poisson d'Avril (French chocolate Easter fish) and the related April Fools' Day-type trick in which children try to stick "a paper fish onto the back of as many adults as possibl ...

Ukraine and Ukrainian Easter     View
Description of Ukrainian Easter traditions. Topics include when Easter is celebrated, contemporary practices, ritual spring songs and dances, ancient traditions, paska (Easter ritual bread), and Easter baskets (which "should contain only a sampl ...



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