People don't usually question holiday traditions or their origins, but maybe they should. Over centuries, explanations of how and why holidays exist may have been lost or changed.
Some holiday histories might only be known by a few individuals. Ancient magic spells could have influenced how we celebrate today. Fairies, zombies, or demons may have shaped our holidays.
Consider the following...
Why do people give red roses and cards on Valentine's Day?
Is there more to the story of Purim than is traditionally told?
Why do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
What happens to spirits that are captured during the Japanese Doll Festival?
Where does Santa get his helpers?
You may think you know the truth, but you can't be too sure.
Holiday Magick: 20 Holiday Stories with a Twist
Available May 2013 from Spencer Hill Press
Valentine’s Day, My Dearest Valentine, by Maria Martinez
Valentine’s Day, Paper Hearts, by Jennifer Allis Provost
Purim, The Esther,by Meredith Morgenstern
Japanese Doll Festival, Doll Trouble, by Kimberley Long-Ewing
Las Fallas, Finding Fire,by Trisha Wooldridge
St. Patrick’s Day, Marked,by Keshia Swain
Earth Day, The Keeper of the Trees, by Larissa Graham
Arbor Day, Planet Pattern Baldness, by Daniel Cohen
Arbor Day, Sprite Start, by David Porteous
Memorial Day, Final Draft, by Kate Kaynak
Mid Autumn Moon Festival & Dragon Boat Festival, Autumn Moon, by DK Mok
Equinoxes, Equinox This!, By Candace Sams
Columbus Day, A Land Without Zombies, by Nicole Zoltack
Halloween, Masking Fear, by Dan Cohen
Halloween, Demons’ Day Off, by Rich Storrs
All Souls Day, All Souls Day, by Emma Michaels
Thanksgiving, Second Thanksgiving, by Kendra Saunders
Thanksgiving, Easy as Pie by Keshia Swaim
Christmas, Christmas with the Krampus, by Owen Dean
Christmas, The Toy Makers, by Jessica Porteous
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