Dress in a mummer’s disguise, get “screeched in” as an honorary Newfoundlander, and enjoy these unique local traditions and tasty delicacies.
From bonfires and sleigh rides in Kyiv to oranges and ostrich-feather headdresses in Belgium, here are the best places to celebrate Shrovetide.
It’s time to get (and keep) your party hat on!
Are Mummers Allowed in? The Newfoundland Holiday Tradition Where Disguised Visitors Drink, Dance, and Swing Your Granny
Though this odd holiday tradition is mostly folksy, mummering has had its dark moments. Horse skulls and sometimes murder are part of its history.
A traditional Indonesian wedding is a magical sight to behold.
People sure do love to get married, and they always have.
Eating grapes, wearing polka dots, or burning scarecrows might be weird New Year’s Eve traditions to some, but centuries-old customs to others.
Christmas is built on a foundation of nightmares.
As a species, we’ve come up with a lot of interesting ways of dealing with and commemorating death.