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11 Crazy Traditions You’ll Only Get If You’re From North Carolina

In the south, traditions are about as common as biscuits. We love our traditions; they shape us and they shape our state. The majority of us probably grew up with these traditions, learned them along the way, or even made a few ourselves. Here are 11 that outsiders might see as ‘strange’ but we see as completely normal.

I know there are SO many traditions throughout North Carolina, and a lot of those depend on your location in the state and where you grew up. Are there any you’d like to add to the list?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on