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Strange Traditions Around the World

written by: Aeria
 
The word tradition usually suggests something we are used to. However, different nations are used to different things and some go beyond what you may consider traditional. Take the quiz and see how what is traditional becomes strange.

Question 1:


You wouldn't want to be a bride in this country - the honey moon lasts three months and according to custom, the bride covers all expenses.
Thailand
Algeria
India
Morocco

Question 2:


There is a strange tradition in this Spanish town which involves geese. During the fiesta men try to pull the neck off a goose while repeatedly plunging into the water.
Antequera
Costa Del Sol
Lekeitio
Benalmadena

Question 3:


This peculiar tradition takes place in Spain too. Right at the peak of the tomato season a wild tomato battle develops as people pelt each other with ripe tomatoes. Rivers of tomato sauce run down the streets.
Cinco De Mayo
The Bull Running
La Tomatina
El Perro

Question 4:


Sending these items for Christmas is considered bad manners in Japan.
Party invitations
Red Christmas cards
Greetings
Presents

Question 5:


It is customary in this country to put an artificial spider and a web on the Christmas tree.
Iran
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Russia

Question 6:


According to beliefs in Poland, swallowing a willow catkin from a branch consecrated by a priest would bring good health. When does this event take place?
Christmas
1st of March
Summer Solstice
Easter

Question 7:


July 7th-14th is the time when you'd better stay out of the streets in Pamplona, Spain. A herd of fighting bulls are let loose onto the streets, after a crowd of young men. A lot of injuries occur during this famous fiesta.
April Fair
Bullfight
La Endiablada (The Disguised Devils)
Bull Running

Question 8:


Russians have the strange custom of fighting these wild animals. After a hunt, the fighter combats this type of animal either with his bare hands or using a pitchfork.
An elephant
An ox
A lion
A bear

Question 9:


Russians have another strange tradition for men. They get together and prepare a bottle of vodka for every three men. Then they drink until this happens.
A man faints
A man falls
A man dies
A man blinks

Question 10:


According to tradition, passengers of the train passing over the Jamuna river in India, should give tribute to the river by throwing this in it.
A shoe
Coins
A piece of their clothing
A silver ring

 


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