Cultures & traditions

Asia | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Asia | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Urban legends are great for sending a chill up your spine at this time of year. We’re all familiar with Bloody Mary (delicious with some celery) and a phone call from beyond the grave (I wonder how much roaming charges are for the afterlife), but we are missing out on a whole world of spine-tingling, supposedly-true tales from around the world.

Africa | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Africa | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Urban legends are great for sending a chill up your spine at this time of year. We’re all familiar with Bloody Mary (delicious with some celery) and a phone call from beyond the grave (I wonder how much roaming charges are for the afterlife), but we are missing out on a whole world of spine-tingling, supposedly-true tales from around the world.

Europe | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Urban legends are great for sending a chill up your spine at this time of year. We’re all familiar with Bloody Mary (delicious with some celery) and a phone call from beyond the grave (I wonder how much roaming charges are for the afterlife), but we are missing out on a whole world of spine-tingling, supposedly-true tales from around the world.

Coming-of-age rituals from around the world

Coming-of-age rituals from around the world

Here in England, we don’t really have any particular coming-of-age ceremonies. I guess our equivalent would be the newly-legal 18-year-olds going out to “paint the town red”. Of course, if they run out of paint, they tend to just go out and get drunk, which is fine too. Some cultures however take coming-of-age very seriously, from taking intentional self-injury to jumping over cattle. (Yes, seriously). Let’s take a look-see.