This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers
Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
Why Apple Bobbing Is Actually a Female Fertility Ritual
Apple-bobbing is more than just a watery Halloween game. Throughout history, it has been the dominion of witches, sex, love, and women—an act of enchantment rather than simple pomaceous fondling.
The Strange Tradition Where People Dress Up As Demons and Jump over Babies
The annual tradition is supposed to relinquish the babies' sins and protect them from all kinds of ailments—especially hernias.
Incredible Photos of KISS, Orks, and Uncle Sam Fighting Cows in Mexico
Every year, in the town of El Jazmin, a group of dancers dress in fancy costume to scare the animals, as part of a local festival.