Special Report

Famous, Unique, and Even Weird Traditions in Every State

Source: Courtesy of 70th Annual Wetumka Sucker Day via Facebook

36. Oklahoma
> Tradition: Sucker Day Festival
> When:

Sucker Day Festival has its roots in the 1950s, when a fraudster tricked Wetumka residents into giving him their money to bring a circus to town. Though he sold many tickets  in advance, a circus never came. But instead of being angry, the town’s residents decided to celebrate. The festival, which today includes arts, crafts, and music is a reminder of the importance of turning lemons into a lemonade.

37. Oregon
> Tradition: Zoobomb
> When: Every Sunday

Portland is one of the best American cities to ride your bicycle, and residents celebrate their bike-riding passion with an event called Zoobomb, which has been going on since 2002. As night falls, folks mount children’s bikes, mini bikes, and unicycles, and careen through the city’s streets. And yes, there is drinking going on.

Source: Courtesy of Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation / Facebook

38. Pennsylvania
> Tradition: 100 Mile Yard Sale
> When: July

Just about every street in the U.S. has a small-scale yard sale some time during the year. But why wait for several yard sales in different places when you can have one gigantic sale and be done with it. The 100 Mile Yard Sale in central Pennsylvania starts in Shawville and runs through Elk, Cllearfield, Centre, and Cameron counties.

Source: Courtesy of Waterfire

39. Rhode Island
> Tradition: Bonfires as torchlight vessels
> When: Every summer

Setting the Providence River on fire is a popular tradition in Rhode Island. In the summer, starting in late May, people at WaterFire Providence, an arts center, send more than 80 bonfires, which are basically torchlit vessels, down the river. The art exhibition was first created by Barnaby Evans in 1994.

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40. South Carolina
> Tradition: Rubbing bone on warts
> When: Full moon

In South Carolina, people have an interesting remedy for warts. They believe that if you rub a chicken bone on warts and then bury the bone during a full moon, the warts will be gone by the next full moon.

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