Lonely Planet A Year of Festivals

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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...

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Overview

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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...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' --Real Simple Magazine, June 2005
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Lonely Planet's guidebooks often cover locations off the beaten path and are favored among backpackers and travelers with smaller budgets. But with this work, the editors have created a book that is in fact more useful to the armchair traveler. The year is broken out into 48 weeks of festivals, with the remaining four weeks used to collect thematically related events. Within each week, the editors have chosen to focus on four events from the worldwide calendar, providing a few details about the festivals and a brief summary of what to expect when in attendance. Most of the real estate on each page is devoted to full-color photographs from selected events. Frequently, these photographs prove to be more compelling than the accompanying text. The organizational format makes this book nearly impossible for use by a serious traveler, though it is saved somewhat by the location index that groups events by country. Recommended for public libraries with a broad travel collection or programs with an emphasis on international cultural events.
—Anna Creech

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  • ISBN-13: 9781741790498
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: General Reference Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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