tradition

4.19.19

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.

4.2.19

This French Festival Celebrates Spring with Chaos, Wine, and Sexual Freedom

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.

10.2.18

Inside the Lavish Arranged Marriage of a Powerful Witch Clan

In Romania, one of the world's most powerful witches arranged for her son to marry his witch cousin. Broadly attended the extravagant wedding to capture the rituals and ceremonies that go into planning a traditional occult wedding.

7.18.18

This Team of Booze All-Stars Is Making Mezcal Sustainable

Sombra Mezcal is designed to be beneficial for both the land and the indigenous community in Oaxaca.

6.18.18

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.

5.25.18

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

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

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3.13.18

Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being bigots.

3.8.18

We followed a Chinese couple on their annual 1,000-mile journey to see their kids

An estimated 61 million “left-behind children” only see their parents once a year during paid time-off for the Chinese New Year.

2.15.18

Camel wrestling is a real sport and we went to see it in Turkey

It’s camel wrestling season. Enough said.

2.13.18

What it's like for the "kings" and "queens" of the oldest Mardi Gras celebration

New Orleans isn't the only city known for its Mardi Gras party.

11.1.17

PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.

6.23.17

Smoking Endangered Vulture Brains in South Africa

What happens when a cultural tradition is at odds with the survival of a species?

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