CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Cultural traditions include events, rituals and customs that a society shares. Read about the wide variety of cultural traditions in these articles.
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10 Mundane Traditions with Strange Origins

Sometimes, there are things we do as part of a tradition without really considering where the practices may have started. What are some of the common traditions we take part in today that may have surprising origins?

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  • 10 Family Christian Traditions

    10 Family Christian Traditions

    Traditions are strong and long-lasting in Christian households. Some of these you may know well, but others could surprise you. See more »

  • 10 Food-based Traditions from the American South

    10 Food-based Traditions from the American South

    Culinary gems like boiled peanuts, cheese grits and sweet tea rose out of the American South. What other greats can the South claim? See more »

  • 10 Fun Quinceañera Traditions

    10 Fun Quinceañera Traditions

    In Latin American cultures, the quinceañera not only marks a girl's 15th birthday -- it also symbolizes her maturity. What are some of the celebration's exciting traditions? See more »

  • 10 Mundane Traditions with Strange Origins

    10 Mundane Traditions with Strange Origins

    Sometimes, there are things we do as part of a tradition without really considering where the practices may have started. What are some of the common traditions we take part in today that may have surprising origins? See more »

  • 10 Muslim Funeral Traditions

    10 Muslim Funeral Traditions

    Coping with the loss of a friend or family member is difficult, no matter what your faith. All religions have funeral rites and traditions for dealing with death, and Islam is no different. What are some Muslim funeral traditions? See more »

  • 10 Native American Music Traditions

    10 Native American Music Traditions

    For Native Americans, music used not only for entertainment and sacred activities, but for educational purposes and the preservation of their various languages. Read on to learn about Native American music traditions. See more »

  • 10 Strange Wedding Traditions

    10 Strange Wedding Traditions

    Some of our wedding traditions help bond us to our families and to our culture. But be honest: Some of those traditions are straight-up strange, don't you think? Dressing several adult women in the same dress on purpose? See more »

  • 10 Traditional Baby Shower Games

    10 Traditional Baby Shower Games

    A new baby is on the way, and there's no better way to celebrate and equip the new mom with essentials than to have a baby shower. What are some traditional games to play at the party? See more »

  • 10 Traditional Wedding Shower Games

    10 Traditional Wedding Shower Games

    Games are a typical part of wedding showers, and they actually serve a purpose. Check out these 10 traditional activities, and find out why we play them. See more »

  • 10 Tropical Traditions for Temperate Climates

    10 Tropical Traditions for Temperate Climates

    Whether you're freezing cold in the middle of winter or just want to armchair travel to your favorite exotic beach, these tropical traditions can be incorporated into your home any time of year. See more »

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