This colourful non-fiction book showcases 14 festivals from different cultures around the world. As well as better known celebrations such as Chinese New Year and the Mexican Day of the Dead, lesser known holidays such as Germany's Laternenfest (Lantern Festival) are included. The presentation follows the cycle of the year and each celebration is shown in a format which juxtaposes a full page illustration with an adjacent page of text explaining the religious, seasonal or historical significance. Key activities or cultural traditions are noted along with the special vocabulary used to denote them. There are also suggestions for related games, crafts or cooking projects.