Posts tagged "rituals"

Girl Talk: The Ceremony

My friend Rachel suggested it. We planned it for Friday the 13th, mostly because that sounded like a special day. "I could really use a ceremony. Do we get to dress up?" I asked, half-joking. "Of course we do!" The Ceremony we planned wasn't affiliated with any religion or spirituality. It was anything we wanted…
By: Kate Fridkis / February 29, 2012

Sweaty Apples, Dance Cards & Dainty Gloves — Dating Rituals From Days Of Yore

Dating is a verifiable mess these days, but oh, it was so much weirder and wilder back in ye olde times (not counting that date you went on with the "Welcome Back Kotter" obsessive). We've found some of the more random traditions and customs of days gone by for you to stick your smelly apple…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 14, 2011

Really, Really Weird Rituals Involving Children

In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid's family. It's pretty terrifying and also quite dangerous, considering that babies are carried up a steep wall in sacks dangling from some dude's back. [DailyMail UK] But…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 8, 2009