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.


As one of the first European colonies in the New World, Puerto Rico has a rich and storied history. What are some of the country's notable traditions?

If you normally mute commercials but spend Super Bowl Sunday analyzing every joke or camera angle, you know some American traditions can be kind of bizarre. What are 10 of the weirdest?

Ethiopia's numerous food, music, clothing and religious traditions are based on its richly diverse, ancient African roots.

Venezuela's many traditions stem from its native customs blending with Spanish and African influences. Read on to learn about the country's traditional food, music and clothing.

The Mayans occupied what is now Guatemala thousands of years ago, but their traditions still influence the Guatemalan way of life. Find out how.

Jamaica is known as "the biggest little country in the world" for good reason. This tiny island is globally renowned for its food and music, but what do Jamaicans themselves hold dear?

Cuba is a country rich in culture and tradition, but it seems a little lost in time, too. Learn more about this fascinating place.