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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Just who is this devilish holiday beast, and where does he come from? Explore the origins and ascent of Krampus the Christmas demon.
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Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes a number of traditions. From carving a jack-o-lantern to donning costumes, bobbing for apples and handing out candy to neighborhood kids. But there is one Halloween tradition that does not get enough attention, and that is the annual All Hallow’s Eve prank. Yes, each October 31st pranksters […] The post 10 Halloween Pranks That Went Horribly and Tragically Wrong appeared first on Goliath.
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