175 Countries: Holiday Calendar, Special Seasons, National Holiday Descriptions and Festival Descriptions
A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is an encyclopedia detailing the celebrations of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of more than 2,000 public, regional and religious holidays, celebrations and festivals, as well as information on special holiday and religious seasons, this volume provides insight into how people in different cultures and countries create ritual and promote tradition in an ever-changing world. A three-year holiday calendar is included.
A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is part of the World Trade Press A to Z World Culture Series. Individual titles in the series focus on a specific cultural topic for the 175 countries covered and offer broad factual information, deep insight and thoughtful analysis. Throughout each volume, the list of topics and the depth of coverage for each country is consistent¾a great advantage when the reader needs information on smaller or less well-known countries. Furthermore, coverage goes far deeper than typical “scratch the surface” guidebooks. Content comes from the World Trade Press A to Z World Culture proprietary database, considered by thousands of public and academic libraries to be the most comprehensive cultural database in the world.