A Year of Festivals (General Reference)

The Guide to the World's Greatest Happenings

A Year of Festivals takes you around the world in pursuit of festivals in all their flamboyant color and variety. Discover music, camel races, feats of endurance, manic street parties and monumental food fights! From the sublime (Venice's Carnevale or India's Krishna Janmastami) to the absurd (Finland's Wife-Carrying Championships or Australia's Beer Can Regatta) - the best of the famous and little-known alike are represented here. Be inspired and plan a year to remember!

Organized by month and week to help you to plan a great festival experience at any time of year.

Country and Festival indexes allow you to also search by the destination of your next vacation, or by the name or theme of the festival you want to experience.

Includes essential planning tips and contacts for further information on events throughout the book.

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By David (Knoxville, TN) · ★★★★☆ · September 02, 2014
A Year of Festivals: A Guide to Having the Time of Your Life by Lonely Planet (Lonely Planet Publications 2008)(910.202). This is a fascinating guide to all of the obscure, exotic, bizarre, and trippy festivals and celebrations held throughout the world. These are arranged chronologically by cale... ...more
By heidi · ★★★★☆ · April 06, 2013
Great for the fun-loving globe trotter! A bit too big to fit in your average backpack so I might get the Kindle version.
This book covers festivals around the world - from the religious to the downright, um, hedonistic. Gives you the locations for the best parades/celebration/parties and also war... ...more
By Susanne (Australia) · ★☆☆☆☆ · February 15, 2012
The photos were the most interesting part of this book, and they weren't that great. ...more
By Anna · ★★★☆☆ · November 02, 2008
entertaining for an armchair travel book - excellent photographs ...more