All over the world, all year long, there is fun! Think New Year’s, Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Day of the Dead, the winter solstice and many, many more. Some are internationally famous; others are local or personal.
In April, years ago, during my college junior year abroad, I was inSevilla,Spain, for Semana Santa, a spectacular holy week festival. I still remember the expectant silence while standing amidst many celebrants. We were waiting for the neighborhood cofradía to bring out its statue of the Virgin Mary at midnight. Then, there was ecstatic celebration – in fact the whole week is one of celebration.
This month’s book display features fun, food and festivals; it’s how we celebrate life. We cook special foods — for this reason we have titles about Thanksgiving turkey, Indian festival food, Asian special foods, Christmas cookies and more.
There are two guides to festivals included: The Rough Guide to the World’s Best Festivals (910.20204 World) available in the display and the globetrekker DVD “Great Festivals 2.” And you could also visit the Rough Guide or the Globe Trekker websites to plan your next trip.
And there are even fiction titles. Enjoy!