Europe is a land bursting with surprises!

The world’s smallest continent hosts the greatest abundance of cultural expressions, artistic creations and linguistic inventions. Sadly, these hidden treasures rarely make it beyond their national frontiers and so remain unknown to the majority of European inhabitants. EuropeIsNotDead intends precisely to explore this European heritage.

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European Nursery Rhymes

Having troubles falling into Morpheus’ arms? We have the medication you need: a compilation of the best nursery rhymes across Europe! From soft and relaxing lullabies to enthusiastic and vivid children’s songs, the choice is yours!

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European Tongue Twisters

“She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore”, “Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal”, “Les chaussettes de l’archi-duchesse, sont-elles sèches, archi-sèches ?” Tongue Twisters will teach you a lot on European culture and history.

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European Festivals

Tomorrowland, Sziget, Gastonbury, Roskilde — Summer is already looming despite the chilly weather, so it’s time to draw out your calendars, because the rich and dense festival season is around the corner!

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European Screams

‘Ai’, ‘au’, ‘ayayay’, ‘ouch’, ‘ouille’, ‘yeow’… When pain is being transcribed into words, Europeans do not share the same expressions. Pain is not a sound in itself, but every culture needed to put this feeling into words.

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European Drinking Songs

A German, an Irishman and a French man walk into a bar… You know how the story goes. But you don’t know how it ends! Because, after some good jokes and quite as many beers, all of them will start singing…

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Europeans in Asterix

Asterix and Obelix may well have been the first Erasmus students ever! The indomitable Gauls went to several foreign countries: having adventures with delicate Brits, irascible Spaniards, joyful Belgians and the fearless Norse!

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European Historical Films

We should remember the past to build a better future. All European countries brought to the big screen the stories and atrocities of the last century. But some focused on World War II, the independence wars or the rise of totalitarian regimes…

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European Easter Traditions

The Easter period is a time of great celebrations for many Europeans. In some places you’ll be invited to read whodunnits, write anonymous letters, swing high, dress up as a witch… or get arrested for dancing.

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European Surnames

You’re looking for a friend called ‘Pierre Martin’ in France ? Hard cheese, he’s going to be tough to find. Don’t even try to type ‘Rossi’ in an Italian search engine! Meanwhile, in Germany, ‘Müller’ is so frequent that you may end up… in a supermarket!

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European Animal-Related Idioms

Hold your horses! How much do you know about Europeans’ animal idioms? Does the Slovenian roosters’ breakfast ring you a bell? Will you pay the Portuguese duck for that? Do not worry: we won’t let you swallow French grass snakes!

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European Countries’ Nicknames

Have you ever wondered what your neighbouring country’s nicknames are, and how they got them? Do you know which European country is considered the Land of a Thousand Lakes? Where do the nicknames ‘Albion’, ‘Hellas’, ‘Magyars’ or ‘Lusitania’ come from?

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European Sweets

Europe, sweet Europe! Wherever you’re from, it’s likely your childhood memories concern treats both sugary and edible – whether they take the form of cute little bears, vintage marshmallow cars or a Belgian’s nose.

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European Desserts

If you get only one chance to satisfy your sweet teeth, would you rather go for the creamy Swedish Semla? The mouthwatering Belgian Waffles? The cheesy Romanian Papanași? Or the salty Spanish Churros?

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European Culinary Horrors

If you’re feeling peckish, how about some decomposed shark skin? A spot of fermented raw salmon, perhaps? Maybe with some maggot cheese to round it off. Still hungry?

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