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Edited by Bonnie Blackburn and Leofranc Holford-Stevens, "The Oxford Companion to the Year" should have a permanent place in every personal reference library. The main body of the book gives historical and folkloric information on every day of the year; the days of the week; months; and seasons; and the major feast days and festivals in many different cultures. Find fascinating information on the making of calendars over the centuries: how our own calendar evolved, with irregular months and leap years, plus the calendars of many other cultures.