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British Museum: Celebrate!: Discover 50 Fantastic Festivals from Around the World

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Travel the world in this awe-inspiring new gift title from the British Museum featuring 50 spectacular new festivals that you won’t want to miss!

It’s time to celebrate as you explore some of the world’s most exciting festivals from different countries, cultures and religions around the globe. From the familiar to the unexpected, discover how and why festivals bring people together to enjoy all kinds of sensational celebrations.

List of festivals included: Arbor Day, Argungu Fishing Festival, Barriletes Gigantes, Bloemencorso Zundert, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Constitution Day, Crepissage De La Grande Mosquée, Cure Salée, Dia de los Muertos, Diablos Danzantes del Yare, Diwali, Duanwu, Easter, Eid, Festival of Giants, Festival of Near-Death Experiences, Fiesta de la Tirana, Gion Festival, Golden Stilt Festival, Guca Trumpet Festival, Guy Fawkes Night, Halloween, Heiva i Tahiti, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Indian Market, Inti Raymi, Juneteenth, Kurentovanje, Kuru Dance Festival, Lajkonik, Las Parrandas, Lotus Lantern Festival, Moussem of Sidi Hmad Mghani, Naadam, Nowruz, Oruro Carnival, Pchum Ben, Pesach, Quebec Winter Carnival, Rio Carnival, Tango Festival, Thanksgiving, The Great Ethiopian Run, Toraja Funeral Rites, Vaisakhi, Venice Carnival, Waitangi Day, World Science Festival, Yam Festival

Our Review Panel says...

A substantial hardback, beautifully illustrated in full colour to inform and celebrate 50 festivals from around the world. The endpapers are decorated with a riot of colourful fireworks leading to a helpful contents page categorised by continent. There is a handy glossary of words at the back and an alphabetical index.

Each double-page spread displays the date and location of a festival, explaining what and who is involved alongside some interesting and often surprising facts. There is much to interest both children and adults. We particularly liked learning about the Lotus Lantern Festival that takes place in Seoul, South Korea; we enjoyed the bright depictions of a dragon, elephant and Buddha.

The French Festival of Giants that happens in June was also fun to read about: every year people flock to Douai in France to celebrate with a parade of five ginormous puppets. Afterwards, there is a celebration just for children called Festival des Binbins with giant games, puppet shows, juggling and clowns.

A top non-fiction choice covering themes of festivals, celebrations, around the world and diversity.

British Museum: Celebrate!: Discover 50 Fantastic Festivals from Around the World

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