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9 Best Books for Festival Lovers

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300 Unmissable Events and Festivals Around the World by Whatsonwhen.com
This book offers inspiring insights into different global events and festivals as well as practical tips on how to get to the places where they happen. A good read for anyone on the lookout for ideas on where to find the best festivals in the world.

501 Must-Be-There Events by Bounty Books
If you want to plan your trip around some of the best festivals in the world, then this book is for you. The photos alone will spark some serious wanderlust.

Around the World in 80 Raves: A guide to the best parties and festivals on the planet by Marcus Barnes
Party and music lovers, rejoice! This book is teeming with stories and information about raves and music festivals around the world.

A Year of Festivals by Lonely Planet
From the world’s best known festivals to under the radar events, A Year of Festivals has it for you. You can plan of adventure and fun-filled celebrations using this guide.

Celebrating Women by Paola Gianturco
This book puts a spotlight on festivals that celebrate women. From Thailand to Finland, read about the fascinating, quirky, and exciting world of women-centric festivals.

Spectacle by David Rockwell
Spectacle is a visually delightful celebration of different events. See the beautiful and spectacular collection of images that take you to some of the world’s biggest festivals and gatherings.

The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year by Nigel Pennick
This book provides a glimpse into the beliefs and traditions celebrated in many parts of the world.

Wild Planet! by Tom Clyne
Featuring 1,000 festivals, this book takes you to a journey to a wide array of events in many parts of the world. From ceremonies to festivals and so much more in between, it is all about celebrations and the amazing stories around them.

World Party: The Rough Guide to the World’s Best Festivals by Rough Guides
This is a perfect companion for a traveler who wants to party. It lists numerous festivals and celebrations including maps and other details that can help you plan your trip.