21 Amazing Holidays In Other Countries We Should Steal

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that ripping off other people's ideas isn't really a bad thing. Heck, just call it imitation and then use that old "flattery" line of bullshit. All this to say: Our holidays here in the states have grown stagnant and it's time to flatter other cultures by stealing theirs.

We traveled around the world (read: the Internet) with AuntieMeme to see what exactly we're missing, and we highly encourage you write congress to get all these recognized immediately.

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In Germany, Father's Day is called Vatertag. And all the men get staggering drunk. Groups of men construct a Bollerwagen, load it up with beer and sch

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Citizens of Ulyanovsk, Russia get September 12 off from work. It's baby-making day. Seriously. Conception Day is exactly nine months before Russia Day

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The Wat Bang Rhra temple holds an annual Tattoo Festival. And the tattoos are magic. The monks at the temple, which is in Thailand, apply the tattoos

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At the Lantern Festival, residents of Nuanquan enjoy the Da Shuhua. It's where farmers throw molten metal at a wall. The tradition started 300 years a

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Instead of Santa, kids in lceland have the Yule Lads. There are 13 of them, and each of them brings a gift for 13 days. There's one downside: The Yule

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You might have heard of Rurim, the Jewish holiday. It's two days of getting drunk and wearing costumes. On Purim, observant worshipers dress in costum

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In Shetland, they celebrate Up Helly Aa. It's a flaming Viking parade. Citizens from each town in the region, which is in Scotland, dress up as Viking

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In Spain, children sing songs to Tio de Nadal. Specifically, they sing about its poOp. Tio de Nadal is a yule log that poops treats. Here are some lyr

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Each May, the city of Macha holds its Tinku festival. SILVE'S lnsSma 05 And they beat each other bloody. It's an ancient religious festival based iIn

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21 Amazing Holidays In Other Countries We Should Steal

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In lreland it's traditional to have a bonfire on October 31. And they burn effigies of things they want to put behind them. Samhain (pronounced sow-ih

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Northern Australia celebrates the first Monday in August. It's Picnic Day. The holiday originated with railroad workers, giving them a day to go to Ad

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In Italy, La Befana delivers gilts on Epiphany. She looks like a Halloween witch. The story goes that the Three Wise Men invited her to join them on t

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In Basque country, December is the season of Olentzero. He's all about eating and drinking. Yep, Olentzero brings presents to kids, but the majority o

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In the Greek town of Vrontados, they celebrate Rouketopolemos. It's when two churches shoot rockets at one another. At midnight before Easter Sunday,

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In Austria, Santa has a sidekick named Krampus. Krampus rounds up naughty children and takes them to hell. On 12/5, Krampusnacht, drunken hordes will

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Once a year the citizens of Rokugo, Japan, hold the Takeuchi festival. It's a bamboo pole battle. Revelers spend three rounds clashing with 20-foot ba

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In Johannesburg, they want a fresh start for the new year. So they throw their old furniture out the window. Residents of Hillbrow save up broken furn

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Ivrea, Italy, celebrates ll carnevale d'lvrea. Alain And they hold an orange brawl. Up to 10,000 competitors show up to wear goofy outfits and throw o

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Nejapa, EI Salvador, has a festival called Las Bolas de Fuego. It's a fireball festival. In 1922, an erupting volcano forced the residents to evacuate

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Feeling blue? You need Diwali. It's a five-day celebration of good defeating evil. This Hindu festival is celebrated in fall or spring, depending on y

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