The recently popular trend of out of the box travel ideas have explored many untouched horizons of the world travel scenario. People are seemingly following what Robert Frost tossed long ago- Road Not Taken! That is, nonetheless, adding new flavour and spice to the travel quotient of the traveller of a new century.
Cultural tourism has made some countries the signature mascots in the global tourism platform. But, with time, some other bizarre cultural proceedings and rituals of several other nations also made to the headlines. SO,lets check some of them:
Castrillo de Murcia in Spain has a weird way of purifying the souls of the new born babies. Known as Baby Jumping festival (Corpus Christi), this one includes a freaky custom of lying down the babies on the road wrapped in mattresses and some grown up men dressed as devils jumping over them! We might wonder about the existence of impurity in a baby's soul, but Baby Jumping is there in real.
If you think Spanish ways are bizarre, then come to Amazon's Satere Mawé tribe where a male child has to go through pain like hell to prove that he is deserving to be a man! Boys in their pre- teen has to wear a pair of gloves filled with bullet ants for more than 10 minutes at least 20 times to 'qualify' for a manhood! The neurotoxic pain of the bullet ant sting is no child's play however.
Love it, hate it; but you can not ignore the custom of marriage in a civil society. So ,there goes a funny and somewhat disgusting ritual in Scotland related to the institution of marriage where the to be bride is soaked in all kind of trash objects possible from stinking curd to rotten eggs. Aptly called Blackening of the Bride, this custom is by all means, poles apart form the conventional wedding scene we are used to.
These are just a sort of trailer to a bevy of weird, bizarre, crazy and mad rituals that are observed in different parts of the earth. So, set out for a cultural vacation with a twist in the