Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of The World Dictionary, 5th Ed.
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
- Page Count: 1,500
- Publication Date: 2015
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1362-5
- List Price: $177.00
Web Price: $159.00
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary has long been considered the standard reference source for information on holidays and other events. This new edition will include more than 3,300 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world— international, national, regional, and local. Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, 5th edition, will be a key resource in your library for teachers and students who need information on different cultures, countries, and ethnic groups.
Many important and useful features have been updated and expanded in this new edition, including: glossary of terms related to time; explanation of calendar systems around the world; facts about the U.S. states and territories; U.S. presidents; legal holidays by state and by country; domestic and international tourism sources; bibliography; and the chronological, special subject, and general indexes.
"Well-suited for school and public libraries."
—VOYA, Dec '15
"A handy ready-reference source for most libraries."
—Booklist, Dec '15
"Describes events for which people come together for a day or periods of up to a few days or even weeks in some cases for special activities, celebrations, commemorations, or rituals. The information is for primary and secondary students, public and academic libraries, religious and community groups, and people interested in festive events."
—ProtoView (formerly Reference & Research Book News), Sep '15