Tag Archives: September

today’s holiday: Pfifferdaj


Pfifferdaj

An Alsatian festival of medieval origin, Pfifferdaj—also known as the Fiddlers’ Festival—is celebrated in the city of Ribeauvillé, France. In the Middle Ages, the Ribeaupierre family started a musicians’ union here, and every September the musicians of Alsace gathered to pay homage to the lord of Ribeaupierre by forming a procession to the church of Notre Dame du Dusenbach. Today the custom continues. Wine flows freely from the fountain in front of the town hall, and a procession of fiddlers and other musicians, often playing old instruments, makes its way through the town. More… Discuss

this pressed-from Science Friday: Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer


Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer.

Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer The lab of Dr. Mark Federspiel at the Mayo Clinic, where the measles virus is being grown in bioreactors for the next clinical trial coming up in September. Photo by Mayo Clinic