A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

By Author / Illustrator

Christopher Corr, Claire Grace


Non Fiction

Age range(s)



Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd








Countless different festivals are celebrated all over the world throughout the year. Some are national holidays, celebrated for religious and cultural reasons or to mark an important date in history, while others are just for fun. Dance your way through the streets of Brazil at Carnival, get caught up in a messy tomato fight in Spain at La Tomatina or add a splash of colour to your day at the Holi festival of colours.

With fact filled text accompanied by beautifully bright illustrations from the wonderfully talented Chris Corr, prepare yourself for a journey as we travel around the world celebrating and uncovering a visual feast of culture.



Instantly eye-catching and appealing, A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals offers a wonderful collection of 'over 90' events from around the world.

Organised by season, the book is a real celebration of the joy shared by those who come together for a whole host of reasons.

For the teacher, this offers an invaluable resource: for assemblies, lessons, general knowledge, the class / school library - it is full of fascinating facts and information to enrich and develop awareness of others. Many children will see their culture and traditions valued here, offering a starting point for discussion.

A wonderful range of religions and cultures is included some of which will be familiar, e.g. Chinese New Year, Eid, May Day, but many which may not be, e.g. Pongal or Jokkmokk Market?

Each is carefully explained in a lively, positive tone, highlighting the joy of these occasions for those involved. Additional snippets of text are also dotted throughout the illustrations and a glossary of terms is included at the end. The book is also the perfect starting point for using maps and atlases to locate many of the places mentioned in the text

Religious and secular, ancient and modern occasions are included. Some are grouped as a theme - carnival, water, ice and snow, animal etc - making for some interesting comparisons. The illustrations are bright and full of colour and energy.

128 pages / Ages 7-11 years / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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