tradition

Easter

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.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou
4.19.19
Photography

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.
Marine Peixoto
4.2.19
Photos

Photos of Wet, Sweaty Men Climbing a Lard-Smothered Monument

Photographer Ben McNutt captured the annual Herndon Climb at the United States Naval Academy.
Ben McNutt
5.25.18
Photography

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.
Caisa Ederyd
3.13.18
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.
Sara Silvennoinen
6.8.17
Photography

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.
Maarten Delobel
3.7.17
shopping

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.
Mădălin Istrate
2.21.17
Photography

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.
Aleksa Vitorovic
1.24.17
Photos

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.
Adrián Domínguez
1.17.17
christmas

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.
VICE Staff
12.22.16
Stuff

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.
VICE Staff
12.8.16
Photo

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
8.25.16
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