Tradition! Tradition! Just because a ritual or behavior has been celebrated in our country for a long time doesn't mean we have to like it. Hating cultural traditions is a universal experience. In the U.S., I would start by getting rid of Thanksgiving (or at least the part where we celebrate genocide—the overeating we can keep). Also bridal showers can GTFO—is a wedding gift and a wedding not enough for you, Kelly?!!??! And the 2-party system is a disaster (not to mention a myth). I could go on. And on. And on.
Clearly Americans aren't the only ones keeping weird and terrible traditions alive.
1.) From MrHappyPig (Wales):
When I lived in Wales there was a tradition where a person wearing a dead horse skull would come to your house and if you didn't say a poem he/she would steal your booze and it was legal