Every country has some traditions that lead aliens into shock…
Well, okay, maybe just make you smile. See what cool customs found in other countries, reports Rus.Media .
Diving into the hole, Netherlands
Something like our Baptism. Only Dutch people dive into the New year.
The best gift is a book, Iceland
Iceland struggled to maintain the image of one of the most reading countries. Even on Christmas, they give books, and then in the company read and eat chocolate. What could be cozier?!
The battle of oranges, Italy
The poor Italians have to get out, to somehow play in the snow. So a week before the Great lent they make orange battle.
The Tomatina Festival, Spain
This annual festival takes place in Spain in August. Himself a tomato fight lasts for one hour. The wipers is probably “excited” from this tradition.
Maypole for your sweetheart, Germany
There are still romantics in this world. In Germany, certainly they are. Young people decorate the birch tree and put near the house of his girlfriend. And take only the first day of summer. But if she decided to reciprocate, you have a choice: to kiss, to dinner, to give a case of beer.
Royal telegram for centenarians, UK
Elizabeth II and all previous monarchs, starting with 1917, to congratulate on his behalf the 100—year anniversaries.
The celebration is held in July or August depending on the moon phase. The snakes in these days a special honor: they are fed, stroked and generally praise.
But in Denmark, friends, singles have to stock up on spices…
Pepper shower, Denmark
If you are 25 years old you are single and live in Denmark, it is likely that soon you will be sprinkled with cinnamon. “Good” friends sprinkled bachelors from head to toe. Well, if the status to “single” you will delay a few years, it is likely to take the shower of pepper.
Volleyball, the border of US and Mexico
The tradition dates back to 1976. And twelve years ago became an annual ritual. Americans and Mexicans are used as mesh fence on the border between the two countries. The guards would not deny it.
Meditation police in the beginning of the working day, Canada
I am glad that people are helped to cope with stress at work.
KFC Christmas in Japan
It is unclear where did this tradition, as it is not clear why in Japan celebrate Christmas. However, the fast—food outlets are booked for months.
The parade of hats, France
The traditional feast Day of St. Catherine. Previously attended only by unmarried girls, and today flaunt in an unusual accessory can.
A Quinceañera, Latin America
In the old days, 15 years old Hispanic girl was considered ready for marriage. And though this is a long par tradition, but still the date is celebrated especially magnificently. But still she needs to give fifteen candles closest to the people.