25 Unique Traditions Around the World
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    25 Unique Traditions Around the World

    The human instinct to create meaningful rituals is universal.
    Watch a Downhill Cheese-Chasing Competition in Britain

    Watch a Downhill Cheese-Chasing Competition in Britain

    Watch the mad-cap racers chase after large cheese wheels sent hurtling down the famous Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire. The cheese can gain speeds of up to 70mph as racers from around the world run, tumble and roll after them.
    See How Millennial Monks Adapt to the Modern World

    See How Millennial Monks Adapt to the Modern World

    Find out how a new generation of Mongolian monks are meeting the challenge of looking after the country's monasteries. 
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    See the Rich Spiritual and Cultural Traditions of Laos

    Discover the rich world of Laos, which is peppered with stunning temples, palaces, and pagodas. Louangphrabang, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, represents a blend of traditional Lao and European colonial influences.
    The Ancient Tradition of Camel Racing, as Seen From Above
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    The Ancient Tradition of Camel Racing, as Seen From Above

    See how the ancient tradition of camel racing is being kept alive in the hot landscape of Al Batinah South, Oman, where the camels can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour along designated tracks. 
    Watch a Hindu Fire-Throwing Festival

    Watch a Hindu Fire-Throwing Festival

    Watch the Fire Fight at the Kateel Durga Parameswari Temple in Mangalore, India, which features hundreds of devotees hurling burning palm branches at each other. To avoid significant burns, worshippers wear very little clothing. Holy water is quickly sprayed onto anyone who is burned.
    This Japanese Tea Master Has Been Hosting Ceremonies for Decades

    This Japanese Tea Master Has Been Hosting Ceremonies for Decades

    Watch Sensei Sobin Koizumi, who has been involved with tea ceremonies since she was six years old, host a ceremony.