Text: Joanna Rzyska

llustrations: Agata Dudek, Małgorzata Nowak



76 pages


25 x 30,5 cm




„Everybody celebrates” – everywhere, without exception.

Sometimes they do it as we do, and sometimes in a completely different way. This colorful book allows readers to embark on a journey around the world in search of the most interesting and original festive traditions, learn about their history, customs and beliefs.

So pack your curiosity, open mind, and kindness in your suitcase – and set up on a year-round trip around the world to celebrate with other people what is important to them.

The journey begins in January – with the Surva Carnival in Pernik, Bulgaria, and the amazing carnival festivities in Venice – and lasts over a year, ending with the Nyepi New Year celebration in Bali in March. Alongside customs that are well known, such as the familiar Polish Śmigus-dyngus, the book describes celebrations that readers may never have heard of before.

Every day, in some places on Earth, something special happens: people put on colorful clothes, gather, sit down together at the table, sometimes dance. The houses are prepared for the celebrations, they are cleaned and decorated. In such places, it is undoubtedly worth staying for even one night, if not longer.