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Around the World in 500 Festivals : the World's Most Spectacular Celebrations

Author: Steve Davey
Publisher: London : Kuperard, 2013.
Series: Culture smart.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around the World in 500 Festivals is a rare book that will fascinate and inspire. A large-format, beautifully illustrated coffee-table volume, it is a photographic exploration of the richness and variety of the world's most colourful, moving, joyful, and spectacular celebrations. Thousands of festivals, great and small, take place around the world every year. The book contains: A unique selection of 500 unmissable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Davey
ISBN: 9781857336856 1857336852
OCLC Number: 832278173
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 272 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Africa. East Africa ; North Africa ; Southern Africa ; Feature: Love and marriage ; West Africa ; Feature: The power of the mask --
The Americas. Caribbean ; Feature: Carnival! ; Central America ; North America ; Feature: Days for the Dead ; USA ; Feature: A slice of Americana ; South America --
Asia. Asia ; Central Asia ; Feature: Day at the races ; South Asia ; Feature: 'Holy dip': Indian bathing festivals ; South-East Assia ; Feature: Transcending pain ; Feature: Happy New Year ; Western Asia and the Levant --
Europe. Eastern Europe ; Feature: Fire and light ; Scandinavia ; Western Europe ; Feature: Medieval Europe ; Feature: Roads to salvation ; Feature: Food fights --
UK ; Feature: Bizarre Britain ; Feature: Bravado --
Oceania.
Series Title: Culture smart.
Responsibility: Steve Daley.
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Around the World in 500 Festivals is a rare book that will fascinate and inspire. A large-format, beautifully illustrated coffee-table volume, it is a photographic exploration of the richness and variety of the world's most colourful, moving, joyful, and spectacular celebrations. Thousands of festivals, great and small, take place around the world every year. The book contains: A unique selection of 500 unmissable festivals around the world More than 200 full-colour photographs that capture the spirit and immediacy of the events Special features in the form of extended photographic essays Original research and stunning photography by an internationally recognized writer-photographer Around the World in 500 Festivals takes this approach to a different level. It will help people who want to plan their trip to coincide with a festival. It will also enthrall and inform armchair travelers everywhere. Elegantly designed and lavishly produced, it is exceptional value for money and makes a perfect gift for travellers and readers of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

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