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Make this thread the depot for odd and quirky traditions from yours or other parts of the world.
Supply a photograph or image or work of art then a brief explanation on the historical context and/or description of the tradition
One of Germany's oddest Easter traditions is the Easter Fire Wheel custom in the town of Lügde in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bundled straw is attached to a wooden wheel that is then set alight on the evening of Easter Sunday and pushed down a hill. The whole rig can weigh up to 300 kilograms[660 pounds].
A holiday message is inscribed on the wheel and it is sent hurdling down what locals call "Easter Hill."