Once a year, on two successive weekends, embassies in Washington, D.C., open their doors to the general public.

The free events at more than 50 embassies are wildly popular, attracting upward of 200,000 people who are curious to peek inside and make contact with the customs, music, food, dance and art of faraway cultures.

Janice Law is a columnist for The Daily News. Have a travel question? Email janice.law@galvnews.com.

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