Here is a good book on the history of Easter traditions.
Readers say: Critics say: “Amazing in its breadth and depth”…A reverent re-telling of the events surrounding the Passion of the Christ”…“Fun and educational, there’s something new on every page”… “Until I read In Three Days I didn’t know how much I didn’t know.”…“A great aid when preparing my Sunday School lessons.”
Newly revised and re-edited.
Join the Author of the popular Seeds of Christianity Series on a fact-filled trip from Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and Lenten fasting, through Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. Explore the history, traditions, prophecies and myths surrounding the Lenten and Easter Season. The book’s fact-filled chapters deal with practices and prophecy, foods and fasting, plus individual chapters on the Four Men who tried Jesus: Annas, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, and Herod Antipas. Learn latest and astonishing facts about the Three Relics of the Passion: Veronica’s Veil, the Sudarium, and the Shroud of Turin. Includes seven additional chapters covering the Names and Titles of God and Jesus, how Jesus dressed, the length of his hair, and others.