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. "Winter Celebrations" looks at traditional winter celebrations and festivals around the world. Find out how the ancient Scandinavians and Romans marked the end of the year's cycle and compare the Quebec winter festival in snowy Canada with the Great Singsing celebration in warm Papua new Guinea.
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.