While many would use culture as something that bonds them together, Traditions amidst the culture becomes another interrelating aspect. With the changing race, attitudes and beliefs at every other corner, a specific set of practices that holds them together also take many different forms. Below are a set of traditions that various sects carry out and are more dangerous than fun and games.
1. New Years Dive:
On the day of the New Year, countless divers gather around and take a dip into the Baikal lake. As if this isn’t dangerous enough, one specified diver carries the new year’s tree to plant it at the bottom of the lake.
2. Polar Bear Plunge:
The event aims to gather donations for the Special Olympics and welcomes a huge number of participants every year. The participants have to jump in cold water during the winter season, and the dodgy part is, that it may cause paralysis, hypothermia, and even death but fortunately, nothing of that sort has happened as of yet.
3. Firework Battle:
This is a battle between two churches on an Easter Sunday in Chios, Greece. While the service session carries on, these churches aim at each other’s bell with the help of 150 people. The crowd’s fires over 24,000 rockets and have caused damages to homes and even deaths in the past.
4. Baby Dropping Ritual:
This is a ritual where countless Muslim children are dropped down from a 13 meter tower into white sheets. The babies have been dropping in at Solapur, India for over 300 years with the faithful claim that no baby is ever harmed. They believe that the children grow up strong and healthy.
5. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling:
In Gloucester, England, a Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a steep hill and a bunch of daring people chases it down. Read the full story