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Many of the symbols we use to celebrate our holidays have rich, interesting histories. Some of them even date back to times before the holidays themselves existed! Learn about the origins and traditions associated with these symbols and find out why we celebrate our holidays the way we do today. Read all the books in the Our Holiday Symbols series: Christmas Trees Easter Bunnies Fourth of July Fireworks Halloween Jack-o'-Lanterns St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks Thanksgiving Turkeys Book jacket.