Every year thousands of people gather to take part and look at really unusual festivals. The roots of many of these celebrations have deep roots embedded in the old days, but some still young. Although all the festivals are completely different, one thing they have in common: the singularity.
On the last Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of buñol going 9000 local and 20000-40000 visitors to throw at each other with tomatoes in honor of the virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, the patron Saint of the city. This tradition has existed since 1940 gg, although under the rule of Franco was suspended. According to the rules of the festival begins only after someone climb up on a wooden pole with a height of 2 floors, pre-lubricated with soap. At the top of the post daredevil expects pork ham (jamon). Then begins firing on the participants from their water cannons, and on the streets emit 100 tons of tomatoes. Women dressed in white, and the men no shirt. After the battle, the walls of the surrounding houses become red and tomato goo on the pavement reaches the ankles.
What: Now no longer just can not answer, how it all began: with the hassle between merchants, with jokes, with the brawl… But, nevertheless, since 1945, when the Spaniards in the town of Buñol began to pelt each other with tomatoes, tomato battle has turned into a tradition. Now, every August, the small town is undergoing an invasion by about 30 thousand people willing to postaratsa food. All the walls around it is painted red, and tomato pulp on the ground reaches up to the ankles.
Where: Spain, Valencia County, city of buñol
When: last Wednesday In August
What to bring: Minimum of clothing and protection on the eye: tomato juice is plucked!
2. Full Moon Party
What: According to one legend, the Full moon Party started with a birthday party in the 80s. Travelers who like to have fun on the beautiful beach under the light of the full moon, decided to come back here again and again.
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In honor of the official animal of Alaska in a small town there is a strange festival. In the framework of a large number of moose dung runs on a balloon in the air, and then is discharged downward. I’m not sure I understand the rules of this competition, but in case of contact with droppings in a sign on earth the winner receives a prize of $ 1,000. In addition, during unusual events, live music, sport contests and works fair where you can buy jewelry made from natural, environmentally friendly moose droppings. Just romance!
Boring – mud festival (South Korea)
Every summer in the South Korean city of Boring (Boryeong) is an unusual festival. Its history is very young, first time this event happened in 1998, and in 2006 to participate and look at mud fights has arrived one and a half million people. Specially near the town dug the dirt, brought in specially prepared place, the so-called “Mud Experience Land” where any participant of the festival can heartily to stick dirt on your neighbor
The Moors against the Christians (Spain)
In the mountain town Alcoy in Spain for three days – 22, 23 and 24 April festival occurs continuously-reconstruction of the famous Continue reading