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World Tour: Oktoberfest Celebrations from Around the Globe!

Laura Mundow • September 19, 2014 • 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 • August 12, 2014 • 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 • July 15, 2014 • 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 • July 11, 2014 • 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 […]

The Festival of San Fermín: Like a Red Rag to a Bull?

Laura Mundow • July 3, 2014 • TraditionsComments (1)

Since 1592, the Spanish city of Pamplona has held the festival of San Fermín from July 6 through 14. It’s a raucous celebration in honor of the city’s patron saint, packed with partying, processions, pyrotechnics…and people galloping through the streets being chased by angry bulls. In addition to revealing the lengths some people will go […]

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