10 Baffling Birthday Traditions From Around The World

Flour Prank

While the flour prank, otherwise known as antiquing, may have become popular thanks to television shows such as Jackass, it is something that has happened to people celebrating their birthday for several decades in Jamaica. Friends and family members will cover their friends in flour either as a surprise or at the end of a birthday party.

Clown Stalking

There is a rather bizarre birthday custom that occurs in some parts of Switzerland that sees parents either dressing up as a clown or hiring someone to do the same and then follow their child around on their birthday before eventually throwing a pie in their face. It is all done in good fun, though if the child is unaware of what is going on they might get a bit of a scare.