Switzerland http://tpr.org en Goodbye To Winter! (Or So The Swiss Hope) http://tpr.org/post/goodbye-winter-or-so-swiss-hope <p>The Vogel Gryff Festival, held in Switzerland, could be described as wishful thinking, because January 13<sup>th</sup> 2014, is most certainly, not remotely or positively anywhere near the end of winter! But since the 13th century, Swiss folk in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel" target="_blank">Basel </a>have enjoyed this fun event that aims to chase away the winter, and also mocks the city elite.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:26:52 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 24642 at http://tpr.org Goodbye To Winter! (Or So The Swiss Hope) Beat The Devil To Prepare For St. Nick http://tpr.org/post/beat-devil-prepare-st-nick <p></p><div>Each week on World Music, we not only hear great sounds from around the world, but I share a little news about the many interesting festivals that are taking place this week as well. This week, we'll learn about how folks prepare for the holidays by ridding their towns of evil.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><strong>LA QUEMA DEL DIABLO</strong></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 03:08:19 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 22692 at http://tpr.org Beat The Devil To Prepare For St. Nick In Switzerland, Competing To Be The Top Claus http://tpr.org/post/switzerland-competing-be-top-claus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you think Santa Claus only delivered presents? Well, in Switzerland on the last weekend of November, would be Santa Clauses endure two grueling days of competition to find out who’s absolutely, positively the best Santa in the world. Now in its twelfth year, the </span><a href="http://www.engadin.com/events/top-events/clauwau-weltmeisterschaft-der-nikolaeuse/?R=1&amp;S=2" target="_blank">Cla<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Wau</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> event attracts participants from around the globe. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:49:21 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 22330 at http://tpr.org In Switzerland, Competing To Be The Top Claus World Celebrations: Fighting Cows, Pierced Cheeks http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-fighting-cows-pierced-cheeks <p>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, cows battle in Switzerland, and there&rsquo;s a &ldquo;vegetarian&rdquo; festival in Thailand that&rsquo;s not for the squeamish.</p><p><strong>Are the cows taking on the bulls in The Battle of The Queens?</strong></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:50:26 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 19368 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Fighting Cows, Pierced Cheeks