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The 10 most interesting but bizarre traditional practices



Every country, tribe or language has its own traditions and customs. Some of the traditional practices are quite interesting while others are bizarre in their nature.

The modern world has come through various studies to eliminate bad traditional practices, such as: early marriages, forced marriages and FGM. However, some strains are still involved in practices that affect the well-being of an individual.

This list includes both the negative and the interesting but bizarre traditional practices that occur (or have been) in some parts of the world

10. Nakizumo Baby Crying Festival – Japan

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Nakizumo Baby Wine Festival

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While parents and caregivers give their best Am It's all about calming a crying baby, and in Japan, it's all about making the baby scream the loudest.

The festival, held annually in various shrines in Japan, invites mothers to join their one-year-old babies

In each round, two babies are held by two wrestlers who use every tactic to make the babies cry, the baby who screams the first is the winner, w If both cry at the same time, another criterion is used to select the winner. The baby who cries the loudest is declared the winner.

In addition to the competition, the locals believe that the cries of the babies prevent the demons from influencing the child's health in terms of growth and development.

. 9 Baby Dropping Ritual – India

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Ritual or Barbaric Tradition – The Inhuman Custom of Baby Dropping in Karnataka

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Ritual or Barbaric Tradition? The Inhuman Custom of Baby Drops in Karnataka

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This practice was banned in India in 2009, but some communities in the

It is a priest who drops a baby from the roof of a shrine.The baby falls at a height of 50 m, on the ground is a group of 15 men forming a perimeter and holding a bed sheet

The baby lands on the sheet and one of the men grabs the baby as the baby jumps, the baby is passed from one man to another as the crowd sneers before returning to his mother.

It is believed that this one Act a good one Ensuring Child Health and Wealth for the Child's Families Have participated in this ritual.

. 8 Phuket Vegetarian Festival

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** The Phuket Vegetarian Festival celebrates the beginning of Taoist Lent, when it is devout Chinese people refrain from eating all flesh and other vices. The festival takes place on the first 9 days of the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar All dress up in white and shopkeepers set up small antiquities with offerings of incense, flowers, candles, fruits and 9 cups of tea to the 9 emperor gods who are honored by the feast.

Media bring the 9 gods to earth , who ate in a trance stained and stuck with all sorts of things Objects, climbing ladders and red-hot coals. The media take part in daily processions through the city, stopping at the shop front, drinking one of the 9 cups of tea and blessing the merchants. The shopkeepers are prayerfully opposed to the media temporarily owned by the deity. The self-torture is carried out to transfer the evil from the individual to the medium and bring good luck to the community.

Young men carry deities through the city, culminating in central locations where merchants cover them with huge strands of firecrackers and larger explosives. The louder and longer blasts are best for dispelling evil spirits. The experience is deafening and engulfs the men and the people in a painful flood of fire and smoke.

Chinese tour groups come to witnesses as there is no record of this type of Taoist Lent celebration in China. It is believed that the festival began when a Chinese theater troupe fell ill because it failed to honor the 9 Taoist emperor gods. They were quickly healed as they held the 9-day ritual held each year to promote inner peace, brightness and proper hygiene.

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** The Phuket Vegetarian Festival celebrates the beginning of Taoist Lent when it is devout Chinese people refrain from eating all flesh and other vices. The festival takes place on the first 9 days of the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar All dress up in white and shopkeepers set up small antiquities with offerings of incense, flowers, candles, fruits and 9 cups of tea to the 9 emperor gods who are honored by the feast.

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Chinese tour groups come to witnesses as there is no record of this type of Taoist Lent celebration in China. It is believed that the festival began when a Chinese theater troupe fell ill because it failed to honor the 9 Taoist emperor gods. They were quickly healed as they held the 9-day ritual held each year to promote inner peace, brightness and proper hygiene.

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Source; photoshelter.com [19659029] It is one of the most bizarre festivals in the world: during the festival, one witnesses men and women who have pierced some external parts of their bodies with a variety of tools.

It is believed that when people pierce their bodies like cheeks and stomachs with knives, spikes, rifles, and other bizarre tools, the act brings luck, ensuring that the Chinese gods are protected from evil spirits.

The Nine Daily festival takes place annually in Thailand. During this time, people eat abs tain of meat and perform other impure activities.

. 7 Seed Taking Ritual

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Cum-taking ritual

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In general, many tribes treat boys as adults after they have undergone Circumcision is the window through which a boy grows up.

In some tribes in New Guinea, a boy is treated like a man – a warrior – when he picks up the seed of an elderly some of the seeds, but a large amount of seeds

The boys in these communities, like the Etoro and Zambia, go through 6 stages to become a man or a warrior in the community. Boys Married

The boys are from theirs Youth separated from their mothers, 6 years to learn to live alone. The young are brought to the elders of the community who act as a seed-producing machine. They stay with the elders until they turn 17. During this time, they are involved in the task of swallowing the seed of the elders. In addition, they are penetrated by the elders anal to be filled with sperm.

They believe that a boy will start to ejaculate when he or she picks up the semen of an elderly man or the semen is penetrated anal. They also believe that the seed of the elders contains energy or strength. By taking the seed, the young become strong and can fight enemies of rival tribes.

. 6 Finger Amputation Mourning Ritual

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Finger Amputation Mourning Ritual

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Finger Amputation Mourning Ritual

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People mourn the death of a lover in various ways In New Guinea, under the Dani tribe, they express their grief over the death of a family member by amputating their finger (s).

Although the practice was banned by the government, the evidence for such practice (19659002) At a funeral, a woman's finger was cut off at the knuckle, leaving part of the finger intact.

Before the top of the finger was cut off, a piece of string was stuck The finger becomes numb for 30 minutes to block the blood flow.

If the upper part of the finger was cut, the open wound would be cauterized to prevent bleeding and allow the formation of freshly keratinized fingers. The cut finger would be dried and kept in a special place or burned.

. 5 Lion Hunting Ritual

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Maasai Lion Hunting with Spears

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After boys were circumcised, they were expected to go into the wild and Hunting Before they left their community in search of a lion, they were taught how to kill a lion.

Sometimes a single young Maasai decided to hunt for a lion by himself, it was a show of brevity Personal Performance

Also, when the newly initiated boys wanted to impress a girl for the ability of a marriage; How could they do better than show how brave and strong they are by killing a lion?

By killing a lion, the newly initiated boys proved they could protect their families and the community as a whole [19659004] 4. Go on burning coals

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Auf brennenden Kohlen spazieren

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Auf brennenden Kohlen zu gehen ist eine Show (19659002) In China, wenn eine Frau schwanger wird, muss ihr Ehemann sie tragen, während sie auf brennenden Kohlen läuft, und es ist nicht nur eine Liebeserklärung, sondern die Einheimischen glauben, dass sie die Frau schützt Ihr Baby wird sanft gefüttert und sie fühlt sich während der Wehen weniger schmerzhaft.

Außerdem gehen Männer in China auf brennenden Kohlen, um den Göttern viel Glück einzuflößen: Die Einheimischen glauben, wenn ein Mann auf glühenden Kohlen läuft, wird er es tu n vor bösen Geistern geschützt werden und Vermögen anhäufen werden. Nicht nur profitieren sie allein, aber auch die Gemeinschaft als Ganzes. Es ist ein Zeichen guten Willens für die Gemeinschaft.

. 3 Mitgift-Todesfälle

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Dowry Deaths

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This traditional ritual is no longer practiced in many countries. It is common in African and Asian countries.

Dowry or bride price involves the family on the side of the boy giving presents to the family of the girl in order for the boy to be allowed to marry the girl. In India, it’s the family of the girl who gives presents to the family of the boy.

However, in India it has gone out of proportion. In the aftermath after a part of the dowry has been paid to the parents of the boy, sometimes the lack of the girl’s family in completing the dowry results in the death of the girl. This arises when the family of the girl is unable to complete the dowry after the marriage. The husband and/or the in-laws decide to burn the woman alive.

Mostly, it is out of greed as they want to amass themselves in wealth. “Over 24,771 such deaths were reported across the country in the three years from 2012 to 2014, working out at nearly one every hour,” states Telegraph.

2. Crucifixion

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Crucifixion In Philippines

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Crucifixion In Philippines

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In Philippines, a number of people are crucified every year in order to be forgiven of their sins, a medium of praying for the sick so they can be healed, to be granted a better life or to thank God for miraculously helping them in times of need.

The penitents imitate the suffering Jesus underwent before he was crucified. They walk long distances while beating themselves on the back with bamboo sticks or pieces of wood. Some of the penitents have their backs cut so as to appear bloody as was the case with Jesus.

Finally, they reach a dusty hill whereby some people dressed like Roman centurions are waiting. They drive nails into the hands of the penitents, and crown their heads with a twig-like crown. After a few minutes, the penitents are lowered from the cross.

This practice, which is held annually in different locations in the country, is strongly condemned by catholic leaders in the country.

1. Sati Ritual

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Sati Ritual

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The practice was banned by the government but somehow it finds its feet in some circumstances.

In many of the world’s cultures, a woman is always supposed to show her loyalty to her husband including being submissive. However, a bizarre traditional practice occurs in India (though not frequently nowadays) whereby a wife’s loyalty is tested to the limit.

In India, a woman is required to show her devotion or loyalty to her husband not only when he is alive but also in his death. The woman is either forced or does on her own will when she burns herself alive during her husband’s funeral.

There are different types of Sati ritual. The most common Sati ritual is funeral pyre. In this instance, wood is prepared whereby the dead body is placed and fire is lit up. The woman either voluntarily or involuntarily (forced) gets near the body of her dead husband, or sits where the dead body of her husband is, and together (the living and the dead) are burned to ashes.


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