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European Festivals (#109) Duration: 1:28:22 STEREO TVG

In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN FESTIVALS, Rick travels throughout the Continent celebrating the top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food and fun. In Spain, Rick runs the bulls in Pamplona and dances with locals at the April Fair in Seville. He also dons a mask in Venice for Carnival, which first began in 1162, and cheers on the horses at The Palio di Siena in Italy. Continuing the celebration across Europe, Rick hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, tosses a caber (a large tapered pole) at a Scottish Highland Games, and joins several European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas observances.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 25, 2018 -- 8:00am Remind me
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European Easter (#107H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, this program celebrates this 2000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. Join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - this special sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Luther and the Reformation (#108H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught - and kicked off what became the Protestant Reformation. By questioning corrupt Catholic Church practices, Luther unleashed a torrent of public frustration and undercut the power of the Church.
In this special, travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion and faith that precipitated change in Europe and Christianity forever, and contributed to the birth of our modern world.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 2, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
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