Unique Holiday Traditions - Start Your Own This Year!

Savage Scorpions are meant to add fun and excitement to traditional drinks, shots, and food items. (You know, make the more savage!) Traditional things can be great but adding a little something extra, like our creative drink ingredient, makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and memorable.  

Around the holidays, you most likely have a few traditional things that you look forward to every year. Create a new annual holiday tradition by incorporating a scorpion shot or a brand new savage signature cocktail to your list of traditions. For some people that might seem a bit bizarre, but after taking a look at some of these unique holiday traditions from around the world, it won't seem so odd.

Carve the Holiday... Radish?
While here in the United States we carve pumpkins at Halloween, in Oaxaca, Mexico around Christmas time, they carve radishes! Originally store owners displayed beautifully carved radishes to entice passersby to come into their shops. Eventually, this went from a marketing scheme to a 3-day event. The most impressive display of carved vegetables in the world is shown off in this state each December 23 and they are left out through Christmas Day.

Decorate the Tree... with Spiderwebs!
Since we are fond of scorpions, finding a tradition involving spiders seemed very intriguing to us. In Ukraine, people decorate their Christmas trees with elaborate spiderweb designs. The tradition stems from folklore about a poor family that grew their own Christmas tree from a pinecone.

The children got very excited about the idea of decorating the tree as it grew, but unfortunately, the family could not afford to buy decorations. On Christmas morning, the children awoke to find that spiders had spun webs all over their tree's branches that shimmered and glistened in the morning light. Today, Ukrainians decorate their trees with spider webs to bring good luck in the coming year. 

Christmas Dinner Highlight - KFC
While Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken on December 25 has become a tradition for the Japanese. KFC was introduced as a holiday meal in 1974 for people visiting from outside the country. The locals loved it and began looking forward to this delicacy each year. As a matter of fact, it is so popular, customers are asked to place their order at least 2 months in advance and on pickup day, huge lines form stretching around the block.

Mummers for the Holidays
Newfoundland hosts a celebration that sounds more like Halloween, or maybe even Mardi Gras. People dress in elaborate disguises and visit the homes of friends and family. They also try to disguise their voices and walk differently than usual in an attempt to fool the homeowners. After entertaining the crowd with songs, dances, or comedic plays, an attempt to guess their identity is made. If correct, the masks are removed and everyone enjoys food and drinks. 

Start a New Savage Tradition
Some of those holidays don't sound too terribly strange but definitely different rom what we are used to in the United States. We think that makes them very intriguing. 

How about coming up with your own uniquely savage traditions this year? Savage Scorpions can play a part in the creation of this annual holiday happening. Just last week we shared a few "Delicious Drink Recipes for a 'Savage' Holiday Party" and the week before that the blog highlighted how "Holiday Parties are Better with Savage Scorpions in Your Glass!

You are welcome to use the ideas we shared in those blogs but we're willing to bet you can come up with a few of your own amazing ways to make our Savage Scorpions the highlight of your holiday party. When it comes to our gourmet cocktail garnish, your creativity is the only limit! #HowSavageAreYou

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