5. Greece: Nibbling a Biscuit Around a Boy’s Neck
I’m not certain whether this can be defined as creepy or just inappropriate: a young Greek bride ritually celebrates her nuptials by grabbing a young, pre-pubescent boy and forcing him onto her lap. Then, she bites the biscuit ring that surrounds his neck off and finally releases him from the neck nibbling.
The bride is then whisked away by her new husband who takes her to their humble abode. The front door of this home is doused in honey and other sticky substances. The bride is expected to throw pomegranates at the door. If any of its seeds stick to the door, she is believed to bear many sons.
I’ve had a hard glance at my front door recently and it looks like the same thing happened to it. I can tell you from personal experience that you don’t have to have sons or be Greek to have a dirty front door!