The Book of Holidays

The Book of Holidays

2009
If there are yearly celebrations that seem repetitive then why are they not documented in the same methodology? Are all the stories of getting the Christmas tree lost, or how can anyone have a yearly inventory or make sure their New Year's resolutions have been fulfilled if there is no place for saving and going back to them? 

The Holiday Book was published in the autumn of 2007. The book is divided into the traditional annual celebrations containing a lot of forgotten traditional knowledge, spells, experimental crafts, interdisciplinary tasks, as well as hand-written passages for your own party documentation. The book acts as the user's functional and personal holiday book from year to year, because the parties will remain while the people and life change.

The Holiday Book was born in order to hold on to traditions and to be able to repeat them in a different manner. Also, in order to see the direction in which life passes between the annual festivals, and in order to understand which direction it could take.


Publisher: Avain Kustannus
Graphic design: Anna Mattson
Illustrations: Anna Virtanen and Meiju Niskala