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Extreme US pumpkin events

Beyond acting as an ingredient in pies, bread and spiced lattes, people country-wide have found strange but creative uses for the seasonal squash.
Read more… 09 October 2012

In Munich, trachten turns trendy

In the last decade or so, Bavaria’s beer tents have become reminiscent of scenes of the past, with women sporting the hottest new dirndls and men donning their best lederhosen.
Read more… 27 September 2012

The Passport blog

An Alaskan-style Fourth of July

In the small town of Seward, Independence Day is celebrated with a 3,000ft scramble up a mountain in the United States’ oldest trail race.
Read more… 04 July 2012

Worldwide Weird

Celebrate American independence in Denmark

Rebild National Park, in northern Denmark, has been holding the largest Fourth of July celebration outside of the United States since 1912.
Read more… 03 July 2012


Hong Kong’s zany bun festival

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual springtime rite characterized by parades, performances -- and thousands of hunks of steamed dough.
Read more… 27 April 2012

The Passport blog

Obscura Day illuminates the world’s lesser known treasures

On 28 April, offbeat and unusual locations across the globe have their day of recognition.
Read more… 23 April 2012

Worldwide Weird

The world’s shortest St Patrick’s parade

Hot Springs, Arkansas, holds its annual St Patrick’s Day procession on the 98ft-long Bridge Street, named the “world’s shortest street in everyday use”.
Read more… 13 March 2012

Best Burns Nights around the UK

Every 25 January, dinners, dances, poetry recitals and a dram or two of Scotch whisky in honour of Scotland’s greatest poet.
Read more… 24 January 2012

Worldwide Weird

Colorado’s annual fruitcake toss

The 14 January event started as a competition for throwing a fruitcake as far as possible, but has evolved to include more sophisticated methods of hurling baked goods.
Read more… 03 January 2012

New Year’s festivities around the world

The start of a new year is a time for rejoicing, fresh beginnings and optimism about the future. Tour the world’s celebrations, from firework displays to icy dips in the ocean.
30 December 2011

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