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The Country's Coolest Springtime Festival (That You Probably Haven't Heard Of)

Posted by Ted Sturgulewski on

The Country's Coolest Springtime Festival (That You Probably Haven't Heard Of)

Last month, Alaskans celebrated two of their most iconic traditions, The Fur Rendezvous Festival and The Iditarod Sled Dog Race. They exist to remind us of the history that shaped us as a state, and to pass those customs down to future generations. While these traditions might be unique to Alaska, the idea of shaping a festival around a cultural practice or event is common, with festivals popping up all over the country that celebrate everything from Greek cuisine to Johnny Appleseed himself. There’s one celebration, though, that stands apart as a local touchstone; Hawaii’s Merrie Monarch Festival. What’s the...

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