If you’re a true Illinoisan, then there are some holiday traditions you just can’t live without. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without these weird and wacky things taking place.

You may not find them so odd if you’re from here, but these nine traditions aren’t familiar everywhere. Read on for what makes an Illinois holiday season unique.

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There are many customs and rituals that Illinoisans engage in during other times of the year too. Check out 16 weird traditions you’ll only get if you’re from Illinois.

What other holiday traditions do you hold near and dear? Share your favorite memories with us in the comments below!

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