What is a tradition? Simply put, it is a practice that is done on a regular basis. Christmas, christening, circumcision, weddings, giving dowries, and a lot more are all examples of tradition. There are certain parts of the world though who have dangerous practices. No matter how risky it is, they continue to do it because it had already been part of their culture.
10. A different diving experience in Siberia, Russia
Diving in shallow waters in ordinary circumstances has no danger at all, but it can cause death if done on the New Year’s Day at the world’s deepest lake, the lake Baikal that is 5390 feet. Started in the year 1982, a diver is tasked to carry a New Year’s tree to the bottom where the other divers will dance around it. The 40-meter dive to the bottom may not be as dangerous as deep sea diving but keep in mind that the water is chilling at this condition.
9. An act of charity could cause death
There are many places with Polar Bear Plunge but the biggest happens in Sandy Point State Park, Maryland. Participants have to jump into the cold water during the winter season and they could have hypothermia, paralysis and even die because of that. The funds raised will go to a chosen charity organization.
8. A different battle in Chios, Greece
Two churches in Chios shoot fireworks to each other until one of them is able to hit the bell of the other. This has caused damages to houses, well, obviously, fire and death but they continue to celebrate this tradition.
7. A heart-racing ritual in Solapur, India
Muslims in this part of the country drop their babies 15 meters high and catch them with a white sheet to make them strong and healthy when they grow up.
6. Chase that cheese down in Gloucester, England
Going on for about 200 years, the participants of Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling tradition have suffered from injuries in catching the cheese rolled down the hill but they never cease to do it.
5. The Onbashira of Tokyo, Japan
Said to be existing for more than 1,200 years, the two parts of this festival, Yamadashi and Satobiki, caused injuries and death to the people. Once in every six years, the Yamadashi that is held in May, people will cut trees and drag it down by the mountain.
4. The seemingly harmless tree
People love to decorate a Christmas tree for the celebration, but an average of 25 people is injured and 16 for the death toll every year, because of Christmas tree related fires.
3. The persisting female circumcision
Tribes of Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Mali continues to practice this tradition and about 1/3 of those who undergo the process have died due to complications.
2. Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Running of the Bulls is a nine-day festival where the bulls are released in a crowded place and the people have to run fast in front of the bulls or else they might not see the daylight again.
1. Hazing to be in
Organizations in some colleges practice hazing for their new members where at least one dies in every campus due to this.