Festivals and Ceremonies
This page aims to be a guide to resources on festivals and ceremonies at the library throughout the year. Have a browse!
Ceremonies & Celebrations
- Festival Dictionaries
- Festival Guidebooks
- Festival Handbooks, Manuals, etc
- Festival Songs and Music
- Explore Holidays & Festivals on Wellington City Libraries' Kid's Catalog Web.
Festivals by Country:
Information on books, magazines, music, websites and more, can be found here.
Wellington City Libraries has a range of information in our collection on Funerals. Please follow the links below to specific areas of interest:
Book of Interest
Celebrating a Life, by Faith Moore.
"Celebrating a Life provides the ideas, inspiration, and how-to advice needed for creating a meaningful memorial service. Light-hearted but sensitive, this thoughtful guide covers it all: checklists and questionnaires designed to help readers think about their preferences and articulate their wishes; advice on selecting venues, music and food; creative ideas for sharing family stories, photographs, and memorabilia; an invaluable list of memorial service dos and don'ts; and, even guidance from Peggy Post on modern-day funeral etiquette and respectfully straying from tradition. Author Faith Moore, a prominent Boston-based event planner, offers readers a fresh perspective. Her message is clear: memorial services ought to be more about celebrating a life and less about grieving a death. Whether the ceremony is elaborate or simple, religious or secular, the combination of Moore's creativity and professional insight will undoubtedly help her readers find the perfect way to pay their last respects." (Amazon)
Mygateway.info takes you to the online resources the libraries offer, where there is a full range of information from encyclopaedias, journals, magazines and more.
Access these databases with your library card number from any computer with an internet connection.
Use the following links for a good place to start searching for information on festivals and ceremonies:
This page is written and maintained by the library website team. Our aim is to provide you with resources relating to festivals and ceremonies and to highlight parts of the Libraries' collection which may interest you. We welcome feedback about this page - please email us with your comments.