VICE's European editors write about the craziest ways their countries celebrate the dark days of December.
It's supposed to relinquish the babies' sins and protect them from all kinds of ailments – especially hernias.
While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.
Ragoutsaria has its roots in ancient Dionysian rituals and is supposed to scare the evil spirits away.
Exploring the Kalevala stories through photography.