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Talking with a friend yesterday about school dinners, she suddenly said, "We had to march into the dining room behind the School Band... except on Thursdays." Since all of us were now staring, she qualified this with, "...on Thursdays there was no wind section. It was a tradition."

What weird stuff have you been made to do "because it's a tradition."

(, Thu 28 Jul 2005, 11:11)
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Drown the Witch
I grew up in Poland, where every early spring we did this . Basically, we (my classmates and I) made a giant doll out of straw and rags called 'Marzanna'. We'd dress her up, march her to a nearby river and drown the poor thing amidst songs and chants. It was, as we were told, the only way to usher out winter and bring on a full fledged spring.

The country's 98% Catholic, but there we were, every springtime, wielding a giant voodoo doll and chanting curses at her. Ah, my "Wicker Man" childhood.
(, Thu 28 Jul 2005, 20:27, Reply)

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