Spring Rites and Rituals

To welcome Spring, many of us will be celebrating holidays with traditional meals and remembrances. This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 31st. The Jewish holiday of Passover begins on Monday, March 25th at sundown and ends on the evening of Tuesday, April 2nd.

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Warren Sonnemann holds the prize basket during the 1923 Easter Egg Roll at the White House.


Festive Seder table for Passover with wine, matzo and the Seder plate.

Learn more about Easter and Passover by looking up their Topic Pages at Credo Reference, which contains the full text of nearly 600 encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books covering all major subject areas. Thousands of Topics Pages provide articles from different reference sources, arranged by subject. Includes “gadgets” for finding images, definitions, people, pronunciations, quotations, and measurement conversations, as well as a concept map feature for help identifying keywords and broadening or narrowing a topic. Additional features include videos, maps, and animations.

The Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost), also a good source on the history of holidays, provides full text articles from more than 300 magazines and journals, covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

The Luria Library wishes you a great spring break and happy holidays!