Everyone loves a special occasion -- be it New Year
in Hong Kong, Diwali in India, or Carnival in Rio.
For Man Po, Sonu, and Janaina, the locations may be
different, but the preparations, the excitement, and
the atmosphere of their favorite festivals are the
same. This book captures the color and vibrancy of
international children's festivals.
For 12 months the Kindersleys travelled around the
world, meeting children and talking to them about the
celebrations and festivals they enjoy. The children's
stories are recorded in this beautiful book, which
is published in association with the United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF). Original photography and
the children's own words bring to life many of the
world's major religious and local celebrations from
countries as far apart as Japan and Mexico, India,
and Sweden. From the dazzling costumes of the Rio Carnival
to the role of the elephants in Sri Lanka's Esal Perahera,
children everywhere will love learning about the festivals
and the wonderful ways that these events are celebrated
around the world..