Our society has been molded and shaped based on the traditions of our past that has spanned for tens of thousands of years. As humanity has learned more about themselves and the world around them, beliefs have changed and traditions have been altered for the sake of progression. For example, in the Bible, animal sacrifices were believed to be necessary to cleanse one from their sins. But as time went on and more was added to the Bible, animal sacrifices were deemed to be unnecessary. Traditions and rituals were created to appease some form of deity and to celebrate certain holidays. These traditions included some form of act; whether it was eating something, killing something, making or building something, basically there was some form of activity that was taking place.
While the human race started out with numerous traditions that are still be discovered and studied and anthropologists, there aren’t that many left these days. But there are still some ancient traditions that are still as active as ever that remain unknown by mainstream society. These traditions don’t typically get a lot of press because they sometimes remain secret, or they’re practiced in a remote location such as a rural village. And let’s be honest; some of these traditions are pretty bizarre.
Here are ten weird traditions that still exist around the world. From hanging out with the dead to drinking snake venom, these traditions are old and really weird, and the meanings behind these traditions are even more strange.