Traditions are beliefs that contribute to our culture. They are passed down from generation to generation and remind us of our ancestors and rich historical background. Some traditions are celebrated all around the world such as Christmas and birthdays, nevertheless, there are some weird and fun traditions that are practiced only by a group of people in some countries.
Cimburijada festival of scrambled eggs in Zenica, Bosnia
Well, do you like scrambled eggs? You can wholeheartedly satisfy your scrambled egg cravings in Bosnia during spring or more precisely during the month of March. During that festival, eggs are scrambled and given out for free. It is celebrated to mark the beginning of a new season. You will come across a lot of tourists during that festive season. Not just because they want free eggs, its because this festival is fun-filled.
La Tomatina or tomato craze in Bunol Spain
Are you ready to paint the town red? Every Wednesday of the month of August, Spanish people use tomatoes for a fun fight. It is considered to be the world’s biggest tomato fight. This festival is meant only for entertainment. If you are planning to visit Spain anytime soon, you can add this to your itinerary.
The Polterabend custom in Germany
This custom includes a lot of breaking. Family and friends of future married couples meet over dinner and break a large number of porcelain dishes. The couples are then obliged to clean the mess. The aim of this custom is to teach them the importance of teamwork and unity. It is also considered as good luck and essential for the relationship to last longer.
Famadihana: dancing with the dead in Madagascar
Also known as turning of the bones, this festival honors the dead. It is celebrated every 7 years. Only the families who can afford lavish dinners and new clothes for the existing family members celebrate this festival. Family members dance with their dead relatives and show them respect. They even give gifts to the dead. Note that crying is strictly prohibited during the celebration.
Throwing cinnamon to those still single at 25 in Denmark
If you are 25 years old and still single in Denmark, be prepared to be drenched in cinnamon! This tradition is practiced on the person’s 25th birthday by friends and family. The individual is doused with cinnamon sticks. The interesting fact is that this tradition encourages single people to look for a partner before they turn 25.