This great series, new in paperback, introduces the wide variety of customs and traditions that feature in people's lives around the world. Each book describes the activities, beliefs and festivals that mark life events, seasons or other special times in cultures, ranging from the Far East to Europe. "Everyday Celebrations" looks at the history of modern-day customs, ranging from religious worship to etiquette and hospitality. Learn why it is rude to sit with the soles of your feet facing outwards in Japan; read about the importance of the langar meal shared by Sikhs, and find out why a Maori might greet you with a fierce expression.
Rupert Matthews has worked in publishing for over 20 years and specialises in History and Travel. He has been published by Walker Books, Wayland and Hodder & Stoughton amongst others.