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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 […]

The International Language of Love: Dating Customs Around the Globe

Pimsleur Approach • May 16, 2014 • Language Learning, TraditionsComments (1)
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Love might be an international language, but there are many ways of expressing it, contingent on where you are in the world. So how do you know whether to give the person you fancy a carved spoon, serenade him or her with mariachi music, or simply hope to be set up, courtesy of the parents? […]

The Most Unique Wedding Traditions from Around the Globe

Will Noble • May 6, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Peculiar as that saying might sound, it’s pretty normal to those familiar with it. In fact, there are wedding traditions across the world, which seem sane to some, yet utterly off the wall to others. We’re guessing you’ll find most of the following to be the latter… […]

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