Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations’ of the World Dictionary

Reference Resource of the Week

From the pilgrimage to Mecca to the Wizard of Oz Festival, this dictionary covers both religious and secular holidays. Get the history and folklore behind the festivals. Let’s celebrate!

Did you know that…?

“The Bun Bang Fai or Rocket Festival is celebrated in Laos.  It predates Buddhism and is intended to insure good crops. Bamboo rockets are fired into the air to prompt the heavens to bring on the rainy season. Prizes go to the fastest, highest and brightest rockets”


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