Maryland June 18, 2017
Here Are 11 Traditions You’ll Totally Get If You’re From Maryland
Traditions vary from person to person, or even state by state. Check out he following Maryland traditions and see how many you relate with:
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1. Sprinkling Old Bay on everything
If a Marylander doesn't have
at least one can of Old Bay in their pantry, are they really even a Marylander?
2. Sauerkraut with Thanksgiving dinner
This tradition varies by region and to many Marylanders, Thanksgiving just isn't the same without a side of sauerkraut.
3. Or stuffed ham at Christmastime
If you haven't tried Southern Maryland stuffed ham, you'll want to. This hearty dish is flavorful and perfect during the holiday season.
4. Yelling "O!" during the national anthem
This tradition began at Orioles games. Now you can hear it loud and proud at most sporting events in central Maryland and beyond.
5. Purple Friday
During football season in Maryland, Fridays consist of purple shirts in the workplace, grocery stores, and more.
6. Crab feasts that never seem to end
If your crab feast lasts less than an hour, you're doing it wrong. This is an all day event!
7. Annual vacations to Ocean City...
I can smell the boardwalk fries now...
8. Or Deep Creek Lake
Once you visit this Western Maryland gem, you'll want to return again and again.
9. Driving all around to see the quirkiest Christmas lights.
Sure, you can drive around to see Christmas lights in any state, but only in Maryland do Christmas decorations involve bushel baskets, neon crabs, and more.
10. Loving the state flag...
No one loves their flag as much as Marylanders. No one.
11. And having an immense amount of state pride.
No other state compares.
What are some other Maryland traditions? Feel free to share below!