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National Traditions

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 Dominican Republic Traditions Work

Because of its picturesque beaches and temperate tropical climate, the Dominican Republic is a well-known tourist destination. What do you know about its culture?


Why Do British Lawyers Still Wear Wigs?

Why do court dress traditions differ from country to country? Learn more about British barristers wearing wigs in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Japan Celebrates 20-Year-Olds With Massive Annual Party

What is Japan's Seijin-no-Hi holiday? Learn more about Coming-of-Age Day in Japan in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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