Weird Traditions Around The World
Everyone knows the tradition of our society and also knows the tradition nearby of our society. But there are lot of traditions which are followed around the world and many of them seems really bizarre. Here we are going to share a list of 11 jaw dropping weird traditions around the world in many religions.
Dancing With the Dead – Malagasy of Madagascar
Yes, it’s really unbelievable, the Malagasy of Madagascar take out body of their ancestor from their buried grave and wrap the body in fresh new cloth and start performing dance to live music with them. This joyful celebration is done once in every seven years to reunion all family members.
Feeding the Dead – Roman
In the Vatican of Roman, Many of the graves found contained pipes that connect outside of the grave to the body inside. This pipe is used to feed dead like wine, honey or other food items.
Bizarre Ritual Baby Throwing – India
For healthy and blessed future, parents from Solapur, Maharashtra throw their babies (mostly under two years old) from a height of 50 feet and caught by other villagers using a cloth sheet in the ground. This ritual takes place in first week of December and practiced mostly by Muslims but some Hindu also followed this rituals. Around two hundred babies are throw every year in this ritual and celebrated by crowds using sing and dance.
Birthday Party Following Socks Garland – Germany
In Germany, if you are unmarried and reach 25 years then your friends celebrate your birthday party with sock garland that is stung to the house and on the property of birthday boy. Every sock of this garland encourages you to have an alcoholic drink.
Cutting Fingers of Dani Tribe Tradition – New Guinea
Dani tribe from Papua, New Guinea cut off some part of their fingers as a way of displaying their grief at funeral ceremonies. When a person in Dani’s tribe is pass away, then relative of dead person like wife or husband cut some part of their fingers and bury together with the dead body in grave. It is also surprised to hear that women are most subjected to this gruesome ritual.
Making Funniest Face – England
The hilarious expression below is what called Gurning is a great British tradition celebrated since 1267. The world Gurning championship is takes place at grab fair in England in which contestants are judge based on grotesque face possible.
Four times world gurning champion Peter Jackman
Living With the Dead – Indonesia
Somewhere, far away among thousands of island of Indonesia, there is an island called Sulawesi, Toraja is an ethnic group in south Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is common practice in south Sulawesi, Indonesia to wrap the dead body in a special garb and keep in house. It is doing so to preserve the soul of loved one until it buried.
Bride Kidnapping – Romania
It is becoming very popular to kidnap bride in Romania during mid-wedding celebration. Friends of bride (pseudo terrorists) kidnap the bride with fake gun and to get back his bride, groom must offer some bottle of whisky and confess their love in publicize.
Eating Dead Ash – Venezuela and Brazil
Sure everyone missed their loved one when they passed away, but it is surprised to hear that eating their ash to live with them forever. This is one of the most weird traditions around the world, Owing to this reason, Venezuela and Yonamamo tribe from Brazil serve ash and remains from burned body to all family members and consumed by all.
Carrying Pregnant Women over Burning Coal – China
According to Chinese tradition, it is believed that if husband carry his pregnant woman over burning coal with bare feet then his wife has an ease and pain less delivery. So husbands physical pain ease out wife’s labour pain, really unbelievable.
Hanging of Coffins
In many locations of China, Philippines and Indonesia you may find hanging coffins. Reason behind this it to they believed that coffins need to be close to the sky so their dead ancestors close to heaven. What kinds of weird tradition is this?