Neatorama Posts Tagged "traditions"
Navy Tradition: Baptizing Babies in the Ship's Bell...

Today I learned that the US Navy traditionally allows the infant children of crew members to be baptized in the upturned ship's bell. A 2021 Navy press release about such a baptism onboard the USS Kearsarge says that thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2024/05/03/Navy-Tradition-Baptizing-Babies-in-the-Ships-Bell/
Every Year, This City in Italy Dunks a Politician in the River...

Before you get too excited, I must manage your expectations: the townsfolk do eventually pull the politician back out of the river. The immersion is a temporary affair.The city of Trento in northern Italy holds an annual...

https://www.neatorama.com/2023/06/18/Every-Year-This-City-in-Italy-Dunks-a-Politician-in-the-River/
Big Sandwich Night: One Family's Tradition...

Tumblr user mousemilf shares an endearing story of a holiday invented by her father. She grew up celebrating "Big Sandwich Night" -- a day when the entire family made a huge sandwich and ate it together:I can see how thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2023/06/04/Big-Sandwich-Night-One-Familys-Tradition/
Would You Like to Make a Point of Order in the House of Commons? Put on the Official Top Hat...

Until 1998, a point of order during a vote in the House of Commons could only be made while wearing a hat. A collapsible opera top hat was kept with the doormen solely for this purpose, as seen worn by Tony Marlow in thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2023/01/18/Would-You-Like-to-Make-a-Point-of-Order-in-the-House-of-Commons-Put-on-the-Official-Top-Hat/
The Annual Weighing of the Mayor of High Wycombe...

High Wycomb is a small town west of London. Every year, the charter trustees elect a mayor, who, upon taking office, is immediately weighed on a huge scale by officials wearing period costumes from the Eighteenth Century...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/02/04/The-Annual-Weighing-of-the-Mayor-of-High-Wycombe/
Things That Confuse Americans About British Christmas Traditions

Christmas poppers, figgy pudding and mince pies? T...  ...e pies? They're some of the most common Christmas traditions across the pond, but thos words make almost no se...  ...stmas, Mental Floss has collected a whole list of traditions in England that make no sense to those living els...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/23/Things-That-Confuse-Americans-About-British-Christmas-Traditions/
27 Unbelievable Local Traditions

[http://youtu.be/fLHU0PP4UZE] (YouTube link)To the...  ...video, John Green tells us about the weird local traditions that may even be worth traveling for. Most of the...  ...at may even be worth traveling for. Most of these traditions have been on Neatorama at one time or another, bu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/23/27-Unbelievable-Local-Traditions/
The Fascinating Origins of 10 Christmas Traditions

Mistletoe, by Auntie P. on FlickrEver wonder why we give each other gifts at Christmas? Or what the deal is with wreaths, kissing under mistletoe, and stocking stuffers? And what's up with Boxing Day, Canada? [W]e tell o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/15/The-Fascinating-Origins-of-10-Christmas-Traditions/
10 Fun Ways to Ring In The New Year...

Even if you don’t live in America, you&rsqu...  ...e probably familiar with our New Year’s Eve traditions , being as how they’re played on TV stations...  ...orks in awe. Here are a few New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world. Image Via asterix611 [Fli...  ...of you celebrate le...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/29/10-fun-ways-to-ring-in-the-new-year/
7 Weird Christmas Traditions

Did you know that Swedes love to watch Donald Duc...  ...Mental Floss has a great article about Christmas traditions around the world, my favorite of which is the G&a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/7-weird-christmas-traditions/




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