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The variety of national traditions across the planet is mind-boggling. Read about the unique traditions from around the world -- and in your own country.

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How Spanish Traditions Work

Many of Spain's culinary, musical and artistic customs took root centuries ago, and still thrive today. So what makes the country so distinct and full of flavor?


How Norwegian Traditions Work

How Norwegian Traditions Work

Vikings, Norse gods, monarchs, Christian saints and even the land itself: Norwegian traditions have many sources. So do you know riskrem from russ? See more »

How Moroccan Traditions Work

How Moroccan Traditions Work

Movies like 'Casablanca' aren't necessarily reflective of genuine Moroccan traditions. Read about traditions in Morocco at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Here's Looking at You: The Moroccan Traditions Quiz

Here's Looking at You: The Moroccan Traditions Quiz

How much do you know about Moroccan traditions? Take this quiz to find out. See more »

How Mexican Traditions Work

How Mexican Traditions Work

Many Mexican traditions go back for hundreds of years. Read about Mexican traditional food, clothing, music and more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Italian Traditions Work

How Italian Traditions Work

What kind of traditions are celebrated in Italy? Read about Italian traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How German Traditions Work

How German Traditions Work

Many German traditions go back for hundreds of years. Find out about German traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Chinese Traditions Work

How Chinese Traditions Work

Many Chinese traditions go back for hundreds or thousands of years. Find out about Chinese traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Japanese Traditions Work

How Japanese Traditions Work

Many Japanese traditions go back for hundreds of years. Find out about Japanese traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How French Traditions Work

How French Traditions Work

What kind of traditions are celebrated in France? Find out about French traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Russian Traditions Work

How Russian Traditions Work

Many Russian traditions first began hundreds of years ago. Read about Russian traditions at HowStuffWorks. See more »