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Are You Afraid of the Bogeyman? Explore The World’s Most Frightening Mythical Monsters…If You Dare!

Laura Mundow • TraditionsComments (0)

It’s that time of year again: the barrier between our world and the underworld grows thin, witches and goblins roam the streets and children eat mountains and mountains of candy. Happy Halloween! Although Halloween is the time to think about all things supernatural, there is one creature which has the ability to strike fear in […]

World Tour: Oktoberfest Celebrations from Around the Globe!

Laura Mundow • TraditionsComments (0)

Once upon a time, in the land where fairytales were born, a prince married a princess. The people of Munich were invited to a party to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (later to become King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese, and the very first Oktoberfest was born. Oktoberfest celebrates its 181st birthday this […]

Tango! Mambo! Salsa! & More! Test Your Knowledge of Latin Dances from Around the Globe

Laura Mundow • TraditionsComments (2)

Question: What festival attracted more than half a million people last year to watch more than 200 shows and 556 duos from 37 countries around the world? Burning Man? No. Glastonbury? Nope. The Buenos Aires Tango Festival! Every year, dance fans descend on Buenos Aires to get a taste of the tango. Concerts, free classes, […]

A Global Look at SIX Exciting (& Unique) Summer Festivals!

Will Noble • TraditionsComments (0)

Summer Festivals to Get Excited About Between July and September The weird, the ethereal, the messy and the very messy. As we fall headlong into summer, it’s important to make the most of sizzling days and sultry evenings. One-way to do this is to head to one or two of the festivals taking place between […]

Mongolia’s Naadam Festival: Archery, Wrestling, Horse Racing & More!

Laura Mundow • TraditionsComments (0)

The World Cup has given us a chronic bout of sporting festival fever here at Pimsleur Approach towers, so we’ve been investigating the best, the brightest and the most bizarre sports events around the world. We found one of our favorites so far in Mongolia; it is deeply rooted in history, reveals insights into the […]

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