Traditions are an important aspect of every culture, as every group of individuals on our planet has its own set of particularities according to which they live out their lives. It is because of traditions that people who share a common tongue can relate to one another and maintain a level of mutual understanding.
Every one of us does certain things at certain times during the year according to a common practice that every person around us adheres to. This is one of the great things about traditions, everybody shares a common interest for a short time, like one giant family. Some of these traditions, as heartwarming as they may be, are downright dangerous. Here are the 10 most dangerous traditions that specific cultures from around the world adhere to.
10New Years Dive – Siberia, Russia
Every year on New Year’s Day, divers from around the world take a dive into lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. At first, divers cut a hole into the ice to accommodate their dive. Afterwards, they dive around 40 meters down while one of the divers carries the New Year tree until they reach the lake’s bottom. As soon as the tree is planted on the bottom, the divers proceed to dance around it. This tradition has been going on since 1982 and it shows no signs of stopping any time soon.