I started out later in life with Buddhism, originally coming from a different religious background.
However, I know people who were born into Buddhist families, and understand their kind of exposure to Buddhism.
They had Buddha idols in their homes, to which they may offer water, flowers, fruits, incense etc. and they chanted the standard hymns. They treated the Buddha as a deity to pray to - their version of God.
They had little knowledge of the original teachings of the Buddha, and only thought that they needed to do good things and stay away from the bad, in order to have a good rebirth. The good things of course, included donations to temples and food offering to monks.
When they think of rebirth, they have the idea in mind that the exact same consciousness wanders throughout one's life, experiencing things, and then continues in another body, which is false, according to the Buddha.
They also had superstitions like going to a Thai Buddhist temple on Vesak Day and putting their car keys and home keys into a tray to be chanted upon by the monk for blessings, and have holy water sprinkled onto them using a small broom.
I know you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism. This is ok for me, but I find certain practices there superstitious too, like trances where the Dharma protectors occupy mediums to give blessings and discourses.
When you understand at least a significant part of the original teachings of the Buddha based on the Early Buddhist Texts - the practices above do not make sense.
The Buddha in his own time, criticized the people around him for having superstitions like bathing in a river to cleanse oneself of sins, or thinking that funeral rites will cause the soul to go to heaven. He also explicitly forbade his monks from practising astrology, palmistry, divination, fortune telling etc. - which he called "animal arts". Ironically, millennia later, people professing religion in the name of the Buddha have similar superstitions.
So, on behalf of them, I wish people would study and understand the original teachings of the Buddha, rather than being held back by superstitions and ignorance of the teachings.