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Hallowed Eve Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland

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ISBN-10: 0813192455

ISBN-13: 9780813192451

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jack Santino

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Halloween is such a major celebration in Ireland that it is often called the Irish Christmas, a day of family reunions, meals, and fun. In America, many of our contemporary traditions are thought to have been brought over by Irish immigrants. But Northern Irish Halloween traditions today are nearly the opposite of American ones, with the emphasis on storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires rather than on pranks and peer-group activities. Halloween has become the one safe haven in this troubled country when social conflict is set aside. Although current folk and popular traditions have the potential to be interpreted in divisive terms, there seems to be an unspoken agreement…    
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Book details

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 4/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English