The weirdest festivals of the world
People who are used to their culture, holidays, other peoples seem to be amazing, and often strange. To understand the traditions of other people you just have to try not to limit yourself to just their culture.
However, a series of events and competitions, typical of those or other Nations, is truly amazing and unusual, which will be discussed below.
It is worth considering that many of the competition so unusual and fun that they resemble more festivities, because the victories are not as important, participants are much more fun to relax and just talk.
The Celebration Of “Las Payas”. In the Spanish city of Valencia from 14 to 19 March takes place this festival that attracts thousands of tourists. During his daily 14 hours begins the “mascletá”, during which there are competitions of pyrotechnics on the ground, and in the dark in the sky fireworks are launched. The climax of the holiday is the ceremony La Cremá, during which burn specially prepared a huge stuffed animals and figures. This festival attracts up to 2 million tourists that more of the city’s population more than 2 times.
World mountain oysters. In the city near the Texas festival is held, which actually has nothing to do with oysters. The fact that the “oysters” on cowboy slang referred to as bull testicles. The winner must prepare them in the best way, while the judges evaluated the appearance of the food, its taste, the fragrance and how it is filed. These criteria and indicative of the detection of the lucky ones.
Bega cheese rolling is conducted in the English town of Coopers hill. This picturesque place is located close to Gloucester and every last Monday of may races are held, with the participation of cheese rolling. The competition rules provide for the start of the round head of the dairy product with the mountains behind it start to run participants. The winner is the first one to catch up with the fleeing cheese and grab him. This festival is common the presence of abrasions and bruises, so the presence of doctors at the foot of the hill, no one is surprised.
Summer solstice. Is celebrated in the town of Stonehenge, UK. This holiday for many world cultures is familiar, but modern civilization has made him almost forgotten. But here in the UK, since 2000, the authorities have decided to spend the night on June 21, everyone among the huge stones of Stonehenge, even allowed to touch them, although on other days it is prohibited. The festival immediately became popular, to the action connect and drums that sound before dawn, helping to recreate the atmosphere of ancient ancient time.
A celebration of people-birds. It is noted in the UK, in the town of Bognor. It is celebrated in July and has a rich history, in addition, many countries have followed our example and are now similar competitions exist around the world. During the competition, participants run on a wide platform that is installed over the sea, and jump. The task of “people-birds” is to overcome the greatest possible distance with the help of self-made wings or designs for flight.
Demonstration naked buttocks or Amtrak Mooning. This festival is held in Laguna Niguel, USA. Every second Saturday of July in California, this place is given extraordinary entertainment – showing his bare ass to the passengers of passing trains. For several years it was noted the disorder associated with drinking parties spirits and unseemly behavior. Now, however, the participants do not urinate in public, and quietly continue to show their buttocks.
The world championship drag lovers. In the Finnish city of Sonkajarvi it’s been more than 14 such annual competitions. Start they on July 4, they can participate any man paired with the sweetheart and wife of over 17 years. The roots of competition rooted in the ancient traditions of the Vikings, which, by transferring the ships to their wives, dropped them on his shoulders, obviously for the purpose of convenience. The rules of this competition is determined that if the woman comes foot on the ground, then the pair will receive penalty points and the result is not counted.
Festival “La Tomatina”. Interestingly, this festival held in the town of buñol, Spain, is not as popular with the locals as foreigners. They are the key participants in the tomato fight is held on the last Wednesday of August, near Valencia. In the battles involved more than 100 tons of tomatoes, so deciding to participate in the competition, do not wear expensive clothes, or wash it it is necessary extremely long. The number of participants reaches 36 thousand, gun battle ride on special trucks. The rules of the battle is pretty simple: throw tomatoes at anyone, only pre-mash them, in order to avoid injury. It is forbidden to use other means to tear the clothes on opponents. The end of the battle is marked by a Grand bathing – area of special hoses, and the participants in the river or special showers.
The world Cup of diving into the swamp. In the organization of crazy holidays no one is more adept than the British. Here in Wales and the neighbors decided not to lag behind. Every last Monday of August in the town of Llanwrtyd Wells about a dozen brave Welsh dive into the swamp, to overcome the great distance of 55 metres. From the equipment are allowed to use only the mask and flippers. The prizes for all, even the last reached.
“Burning man”. No, we are not talking about burning people. In the American desert of black Rock in the beginning of September, thousands of people gather in order to create their own city from the sand. In this place Nevada no limits creative potential. When the week ends works, all works are eliminated, and the place is cleaned. In commemoration of the end of the festival is burned in effigy, which gave the name to the festival “Burning man”.