30 Bizarre Traditions From Around The World That’ll Make Your Jaw Drop

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26Ainu tribe

The Ainu are the “lost” indigenous people of Japan. One of their customs was having the women tattoo over their lips, exaggerating the length to show maturity.


27. If monsoons are delayed, in some parts of India Hindu priests sit inside barrels containing water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun Dev, the Hindu God of sky and water.


28. For mother's day in Serbia, Children sneak into their mother’s room in the morning to tie her feet with ribbons so that she wouldn’t be able to get out of bed.


29. The first act of the United Kingdom's State Opening of Parliament is to check the cellars to ensure that it doesn’t have any bombs in it. This is a tradition that has been carried out without fail after the original failed gunpowder plot of 1605.


30. British Acts of Parliament are still printed on goatskin. A proposal to end the tradition in 1999 was thrown out, partly because it would "mean the death of the industry in Britain."

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