While their breeders drink wine and eat cheese, the cattle battle one another for the title of queen of the herd.
The Guča Trumpet Festival is about brass bands, makeshift bars, and indulging in one or more of the cardinal sins.
On this episode of Daily VICE we talk to the students about the intricacies of the sport, its origins, and why they wanted it to be included in the Rio Olympics.
VICE Serbia tries to track down the fishermen who use military-grade explosives to catch fish, despite the health risks and environmental damage it causes.
VICE travels to the Spanish islands, where the practice is still legal, to meet with men who want to keep the tradition alive, as well as the activists who see it as "cruel amusement."
In Spain, matador vs bull often ends in at least one gory death. Japan's centuries-old tradition sees two bulls peacefully wrestling one another.
Every year, people gather in the Georgina town of Lanchkhuti to participate in Lelo, one of the world's oldest and most violent sports.
On the first Sunday after Easter, the living gather at the cemetery in the village of Rizana for a traditional lunch with the dead.
Then we check out a photography project that recreates the dreams of South African trans sex workers and Broadly explains why the Cambodian tradition of building private "love huts" for girls may be coming to an end.
VICE Serbia went to Rijeka, Croatia to explore the ancient art of using handmade hooks to pierce the skin as well as the city's tattoo and body modification scenes.
For decades, a stubborn band of indigenous people has refused to leave the land called Big Mountain, defying both the government and coal companies.
While getting wasted and handling explosive devices that scare the shit out of your neighbors is undoubtedly a good idea, it's probably best to leave the larger displays to the professionals.
Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Every year, the people of Citilcum meet up to beat a ton of animals to death.
Landsgemeinde is a wonderful chance to get hammered in public and vote for a farmer to be your "city captain."
Indigenous Australians only comprise 2.5 per cent of the population, but they make up 34.6 per cent of children in government care.
"Hurling the Silver Ball" is considered to be Cornwall's official sport and involves residents engaging in what's probably best described as a lawless game of street rugby.
It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.
Imbalu, the public circumcision of adult men, is an age-old ritual that government representatives and local boosters in southeast Uganda want to promote as a major tourist attraction. But the dubious ethicality of imposing the painful procedure on unwill…
Gjakmarrja, the tradition of blood feuds, has been a part of Albanian culture since the 15th century, when a set of laws called the Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini held that a murder victim's family could avenge his death by killing a male member of the mu…
That both Bharati and the man she was about to marry were gay was no secret to relatives who participated in the spectacle. Yet, they roared with beetle leaf-stained teeth at jokes like, "Marriage is about give and take. Husband gives money and wife takes…
Beginning with that first visit, bonding between me and my brother always involved weed smoking. On holidays, we would tell the family we needed to go have one-on-one brother time and drive around the suburban streets burning down joints, returning after
NINETY-NINE percent of the people down in town ON the reservation will sit there and tell you about our spirituality and our culture, but they know nothing about it. They don't know any more than a white man.
The state of the nation of American Indians today is actually a lot like that of a battered woman. Anybody who has lost their identity and been continually told that they were evil practitioners of witchcraft will begin to believe it.