Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter
On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
The Festival That Celebrates the Arrival of Spring with Violence, Dirt and Booze
Every year, the people of the French village Cournonterral gather to mark the end of a 12th century battle by chasing each other around with barrels of dark wine.
Photos of Wet, Sweaty Men Climbing a Lard-Smothered Monument
Photographer Ben McNutt captured the annual Herndon Climb at the United States Naval Academy.
Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive
Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being a bigot.
Life and Death
I Spent a Night Watching over a Dead Person
I learnt what it takes to be a shomrim – someone who keeps dead people company in the days before their funeral.
Photos from an Annual Dutch Festival Where People Try to Tear the Head off a Dead Goose
The first person to achieve that is crowned Goose King for a year.
Why Romanians No Longer Love Killing Pigs
People in Romania aren't buying and killing their own pigs any more, a fact the merchants at the Brănești pig fair can't escape.
Serbians Swam for Jesus in a Freezing River
Last week, hundreds of men and women dove into freezing Serbian waters to snatch a wooden cross.
Photos of Horses Jumping Through Fire for a Better 2017
Every year on the 16th of January, the horses in a small village near Madrid run through bonfires to ward off evil for the coming year.
Torched Pigs and Demon Goats: Europe's Weirdest Christmas Traditions
VICE's European editors write about the craziest ways their countries celebrate the dark days of December.
Thomas Morton Thinks We're All Bags of Filth
On an all new episode of 'BALLS DEEP' the VICELAND host attends an autopsy to find out what happens to your body after you die.
Photos of Pig Heads and Human Pyramids at the World's Biggest Trumpet Festival
The Guča Trumpet Festival is about brass bands, makeshift bars, and indulging in one or more of the cardinal sins.
Aleksa Vitorović, Text: Marko Ignjatović