Excerpt from Flowers and Festivals, or Directions for the Floral Decoration of Churches IT is evident that the use Of ﬂowers and green boughs as a means Of decoration, is almost instinctive in human nature; and we accordingly find scarcely any nation civilized or savage, with which it has t become more or less familiar. The Jews employed it in their feast of tabernacles in the month of Sep tember the Druids and other Celtic nations hung up the mistletoe over their doors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.