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Calendars

  • Arthur Asa Berger
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter starts by discussing the different kinds of calendars by which religious groups organize their time. Thus, September 1, 1995, is the year 5755 for Orthodox Jews and the year 1446 for Muslims. It then explores the role calendars play in our everyday lives and offers examples of the kind of calendars the author uses: yearly calendars and monthly calendars, in addition to his daily calendar. It concludes with a discussion of calendars and religious and national holidays, with a section on the symbolic significance of an American holiday, Memorial Day.

Keywords

Calendars Religions Kinds of calendars National holidays 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Asa Berger
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  1. 1.Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication ArtsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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