Weird cultures around the world
From different countries of the world, amazing cultures and strange traditions emerge. A people may embrace them and deny them, denounce them, or be astonished by another.
The customs, beliefs, ethnicities and environments with their strange details play amazing roles in the nature of these cultures.
From throwing children in the air, to living with corpses, Here is a list of amazing cultures from around the world as chosen by scoopwhoop.com, get to know them and let us know if you have weird habits …?!
• Collecting ants in the Satere Maui tribe in Brazil
The Satere Mawe tribe of Brazil has managed to preserve an ancient tradition , that when boys start turning 13 they must prove their worth. The boys go to the forest to hunt bullet ants, or what are called angry ants, known for their bites. A one-inch sting of an ant is said to be 30 times more painful than a bee sting, or as painful as a gunshot. When returning to the village, the largest of them anesthetizes the ants with an herbal mixture, then gathers them in a special pair of gloves, when the ants wake up. , the celebration begins . The boys show courage by putting their hands in the gloves for 10 minutes each while they perform the traditional dance. This tradition is repeated 19 times before the boy is called a man, and the tradition of bearing the bite of a lead ant is a preparation stage to show manliness and endurance and how to manage pain without showing weakness.
• Don’t show up on time in Venezuela
Arriving on time is considered rude by Venezuelans, as it is always recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Guests who arrive on time are looked down upon as enthusiastic and greedy, so everyone should arrive early.
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• Break the dishes and let the newlyweds clean up the mess in Germany
In this strange tradition, it is before the wedding in Germany, where the friends and family of the bride and groom gather together for a festive family meeting before the joy, and after eating they break the plates! And then the bride and groom must clean up the mess. In this way they are trained to “work together in difficult times”.
• Living with the dead in the Toraja people of Indonesia
Can you imagine yourself living with dead bodies? However, it is very common according to the religious beliefs of the Toraja people, in Indonesia, for a deceased person to reach the afterlife known as “Poya” or “Land of Souls”, his corpse must be returned to his place of birth for burial. safely in the home they live in. It is believed that through this the souls of their loved ones will be preserved until they are finally buried after a while in the “Land of Souls”.
Throwing a baby is a tradition that brings good luck in India
This bizarre ritual is mostly followed in Karnataka, India, where newborns are thrown from the 50-foot-high Santiswar Secret Temple, the baby is well secured by tucked-up drapes, and couples follow this 500-year-old tradition. They believe that it brings good luck to children, as it gives them courage, courage, and confrontation when they grow up.
• The Cutest Face Championship in England
Gurning is a country English tradition that has been celebrated since 1267. There is even the World Gurning Championship in England where participants can make the most gruesome face possible. If you think this is a silly tradition, you can’t be wrong. Four-time world champion Peter Jackman removed his teeth to make his facial expressions even more ugly!
Eating the ashes of the dead in Venezuela and Brazil
After the death of a person, the Yunamamo tribe from Brazil and Venezuela eats the ashes of the dead. Traditions prevent the tribe from keeping any part of the dead body where it is burned completely, and some bones remain to be crushed and the remains are divided among the family members for everyone to eat until they feel that the deceased is part of them and did not leave them and this tradition It is believed that it stops the feeling of missing one’s loved ones who turn out to be a part of all of them.
• blacken the bride (be black) in Scotland
The pre-wedding rites in Scotland don’t seem very fun to the bride. Instead of throwing flowers at her, eggs, spoiled milk and all things that disgust her are thrown at her and then the “black bride” is floated around town. This custom is a metaphor for the difficult life that the bride may have to go through after the wedding, and the Scots believe that this tradition prepares her for the new chapter of her life where all marital problems will seem small after going through this!