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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 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.


Kushti: The Traditional Mud Wrestling of India and Pakistan

What is kushti wrestling? Learn more about traditional Indian kushti mud wrestling and pehlwani in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

10 20th-Century Staples We Never Thought Would Die

A lot of folks once thought these 10 things would never become obsolete. Learn about 10 20th-century staples we never thought would die at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What It's Like to Stay Silent for 10 Days

Silent meditation retreats can last days, weeks or even a month. Learn what it’s like to keep quiet for so long at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Is It a Nice Day for a Ghost Wedding?

Most ghosts are concerned with haunting stuff, but some settle down and get married instead. Learn more about ghost weddings at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Selling Diamonds to People Who Aren’t Getting Married

The slogan "diamonds are forever" just isn't working for millennials. Learn how the diamond industry is targeting millennials at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Free Car or Free Waffle? The Millionth Customer Crapshoot

HowStuffWorks Now looks at some of the biggest — and smallest — prizes people have gotten for being the millionth customer. See more »

No Pants? Let's Ride

On Sunday, Jan. 10, thousands of people rode the subway in their underwear. Learn more about the No Pants Subway Ride at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Not All of Your $2 Powerball Ticket Goes Toward the Jackpot

What percentage of your Powerball ticket goes toward the jackpot? HowStuffWoks Now breaks it down. See more »

Where did Krampus come from?

Krampus started as a Germanic Alpine legend, but he's achieved international fame. Learn where Krampus came from at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did French kissing start in France?

French kissing appears in the Kama Sutra circa the third century. So did French kissing start in France or somewhere else? Find out. See more »