7 most bizarre customs which will surprise you

7 most bizarre customs which will surprise you

There are various types of cultures prevalent all around the world. Some are interesting, some are bizarre, some are horrific, and some are even funny. Here we have highlighted some of the funniest traditions and cultures present around the world. Let us have a look at them.

Greece’s strange custom

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There is a funny as well as strange custom in Greece where young kids are made to throw their baby tooth onto their roof so as to get strong and healthy permanent teeth. There are many such other wacky traditions on milk teeth, but this one in particular has become more popular compared to others.

Fiji

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If you ever visit Fiji, you will be welcomed with kava. The juices are made from local roots and it looks and tastes like clay. The kava juice is being served in a wooden bowl or bucket. The juice will numb your tongue (maybe your face too), probably sending you off to sleep. And the funniest part is, since it is being offered to the guests for welcoming them, you cannot even refuse it.

Weather conditions

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Have you ever heard of groundhog predicting the weather conditions? Well, it happens in the United States of America. A big groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil appears in Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania and answers all of them on the second day of the second month. If the groundhog pokes its head from its burrow, then the people will assume that spring is coming. And if the sun shines on that day and Phil runs away from his own shadow, then know that winter is going to stay. Thousands of people gather to watch these groundhogs at various festivals.

Thailand’s strange custom

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The monkey Buffet Festival of Thailand has grown year after year since its commencement in 1989, when an hotelier had come up with the idea in order to boost the tourism. The Lopburi temples are decked with mountains of vegetables and fruits and cakes and the locals are allowed to feast on it. Add to that, during the festival, the locals roam around in the attire of monkeys, and the monkey art decorate the entire streets.

China’s bizarre tradition

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There is a bizarre tradition in China, knowing which, you cannot stop laughing for sure. The brides, in general, should feel happy and excited once their marriage gets fixed. But in China it’s different. There was a custom which was widely prevalent once, the brides had to weep for a month, and is a part of the wedding preparation. As the custom demanded, the brides had to weep every day for one hour and her mother along with other relatives used to join her in this wailing. This tradition is still followed by the Tujia locals of the Wuling Mountains.

Do you know about Finland’s strange competition?

22/03/13. METRO FEATURES : UK WIFE CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIPS. METRO JOURNALIST TOBIAS MEWS & PARTNER ZAYNE PARTICIPATE IN THE UK WIFE CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DORKING, SURREY. CREDIT: DANIEL LYNCH. 07941 594 556. www.lynchpix.co.uk

Many of us are unaware of Finland’s Wife Carrying World Championship which is held every year and had started around 200 years back. In this competition, men will have to carry their wives on their backs and have to run in order to win the competition. Some techniques of carrying include fireman’s lift, piggyback, etc.

Indonesia’s traditions are really unique

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The Tidong community of Indonesia has seriously got some unique as well as funny traditions. But the one which has captured our attention the most is the tradition in which the grooms have to sing some love songs in order to see his bride’s face. But the funniest part is, the couple after marriage is not allowed to use bathroom, not for one day, but for three days and nights. And it is believed if anyone tries to break this culture, the couple will be cursed with bad luck.

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