Holidays Around the World, 6th Ed.
- Author/Editor: Pearline Jaikumar
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 8 ½ x 11
- Page Count: 1,528
- Publication Date: Jan 2018
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1619-0
- List Price: $177.00
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Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary is now Holidays Around the World. Long considered the standard reference source for information on holidays and other events this new edition will include more than 3,500 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world. Holidays Around the World, 6th edition, will be a key resource in your library for teachers and students who need information on different cultures, countries, and ethnic groups.
This revised and expanded edition contains up-to-date information about more than 3,500 holidays, festivals, celebrations, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world, including over 200 entries that are new to this edition.
New features in this edition will include a World Calendar of Holidays with additional indexes arranged by date, genre, and geography and many important and useful features have been updated and expanded, 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.
“Holidays Around The World is a comprehensive reference guide that covers more than 3,500 secular and religious observances. Enhanced with contact information, multiple appendices with background information on world holidays, an extensive bibliography, and multiple indexes, this book is especially and unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library reference collections.”
— Library Bookwatch, Mar ’18