A Day of Thanksgiving

A Day of Thanksgiving

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A Day of Thanksgiving explores this holiday's history, visiting ancient harvest festivals around the world, through European immigration to North America and Thanksgiving as it exists today.

Easter: The Jesus Mystery

Easter: The Jesus Mystery

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An exploration of Jesus' death and the festival of Easter, from both secular and religious perspectives.

Mothers Day

Mother's Day

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An exploration of the surprising and political origins of Mother's Day.

New Years: Counting through Time

New Year's: Counting through Time

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New Year's: Counting through Time traces New Year's celebrations and calendar forms from Neanderthal cave etchings right up to atomic clocks.

The Origins and Evolution of Halloween

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The Origin and Evolution of Halloween connects the present with the past by unveiling the history and legends surrounding Halloween.

The Origins of Christmas

The Origins of Christmas

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Centuries and centuries before Christ was born, Romans, Mesopotamians, Carthaginians, Balkans, Germans and Scandinavians held huge celebrations on or near December 25th to welcome the return of the sun. The Origins of Christmas delves into this history, revealing surprising similarities between the world's favourite Christian holiday and some of its not-so-religious roots.

St. Patrick: The Myth, The Man and His Legacy

St. Patrick: The Myth, The Man and His Legacy

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Director David Tennant takes the viewer on an emotionally moving and visually dramatic rendition of the life of Ireland's Patron Saint. Filmed entirely on location in Ireland, the film follows the story of St. Patrick, both the man and the saint, unravelling myth and history, with commentary from Father Frank Fahey of Ballintubber Abbey and Michael Slaven, author of The Book of Tara.

Valentine's Day: A Brief History of Love and Lust

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A whirlwind tour of the world, going back as far as the 11th century, explores the history of love and the holiday that celebrates it- Valentine's Day.