Eight Bizarre Festivals to See Around the Globe Before You Die

Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Ci EI believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness….. %26nbsp Bthe very motion of our life is towards happiness C/i E%u2026 Dalai Lama C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv EBeing at festivals is like standing inside the mind of a culture as it dreams. They have the ability to be both extremely intimate and public spectacles at the same time. You just have to let yourself go with it to feel it skin deep. Awaken your wanderlust with year-round culture and tradition with our guide to the 8 most unusual festivals around the world C/b E you must see before you die. Be sure to book your Ca target D_blank href D http A//www.crystaltravel.co.uk/flights.aspx Elow cost flight ticket C/a E C/b E to a choice of destination here. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E San Fermin Festival / Running of the Bulls %28 Ca target D_blank href D http A//blog.crystaltravel.co.uk/category/Spain.aspx ESpain C/a E%29 – July C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/AFPGetty-504314323.jpg alt D image credit A baltimoresun.com title D image credit A baltimoresun.com width D 550 height D 386 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv ERun for your life among the testosterone charged locals outrunning the bunch of upset bulls every June/July on the cobble stoned streets of Pamplona in Northern Spain at San Fermin Festival or more commonly known as running of the bulls. This is no child play and several deaths reported in this festival are also not unknown.%26nbsp B C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E La Tomatina Festival %28Spain%29 – August C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/People-take-part-in-the-T-021.jpg alt D image credit A static.guim.co.uk title D image credit A static.guim.co.uk width D 550 height D 366 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv ELess fatal but more messy is the La Tomatina Festival is actually the world biggest food fight. Started very recently in 1945 it originated when unruly youths started a food fight during a parade of giant puppets held at the same time. Held in the Valencian town of Bunol on the last Wednesday of August hundreds of revellers throw tomatoes at each other all day resulting in red pulpy mess. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Holi Festival %28 Ca target D_blank href D http A//blog.crystaltravel.co.uk/category/India.aspx EIndia C/a E%29 – March C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/Holi-Festival-2.jpg alt D image credit A festivalsadvices.com title D image credit A festivalsadvices.com width D 550 height D 412 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv EGo to India around March to witness this bizarre kaleidoscopic frenzy of activity where people celebrate the beginning of spring season by following the ritual of covering smearing colors colored water and what not on each other faces followed by hysterical singing and dancing. Also not to miss are the delectable delicacies prepared specially for the occasion not to be missed is a hypnotic drink called bhang. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Monkey Buffet Festival %28Thailand%29 – November C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/Monkey_Buffet_Festival_1.jpg alt D image credit A festivals-holidays.com title D image credit A festivals-holidays.com width D 550 height D 361 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv EFestivals usually have a tradition trailing since time immoral but not this one which has purely been designed to get on such bizarre lists. Held annually in Thailand Monkey Buffet Festival was initiated to promote tourism where the locals of Lobpuri keep out the fruits and vegetables for the monkey population to let them take away all. Sounds hilarious F Isn it F C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Night of the Witches Festival %28 Ca target D_blank href D http A//blog.crystaltravel.co.uk/category/Mexico.aspx EMexico C/a E%29 – March C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/681×454.jpg alt D image credit A lonelyplanet.com title D image credit A lonelyplanet.com width D 550 height D 366 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv EThe festival officially called %27 Ci ENoche de Brujas C/i E%27 starts on the first Thursday night in March and carries on through the weekend. Every year hundreds of shamans witches and healers from all over Mexico travel to Catemaco to perform a mass cleansing ceremony designed to get rid of previous year%27s negative energies. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv EThe streets are thronged with vendors selling trinkets magical potions and healings along with Spiritualists hanging out in every nook and corner selling traditional remedies.%26nbsp B C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Wife Carrying Championship %28 Ca target D_blank href D http A//blog.crystaltravel.co.uk/category/Finland.aspx EFinland C/a E%29 – July C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/Water-Obstacle_James-Ciara.jpg alt D image credit A weddingdates.net title D image credit A weddingdates.net width D 550 height D 365 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv ECertainly a sight to behold where men carry wives %28not necessarily their own any suitable consenting female adult would do%29 in different bizarre ways as piggyback over the shoulder or upside down with legs over man shoulder and arms wrapped around waist through water based obstacle paths. Guess the prize on winning F The champion gets the beer worth the weight of his wife as reward. Weird but interesting%21 C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Krakelingen/Fish Swallowing Festival %28Belgium%29 – February C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/080224-fishdrink-299a.jpg alt D image credit A photoshelter.com title D image credit A photoshelter.com width D 550 height D 416 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv EEver imagined gulping a fish alive F Sounds creepy F Well not here. The Fish swallowing festival is all about gulping in live gray fishes soaked in red wine apart from throwing bread rolls. Held on last Sunday of February the residents usher in the festivities to commemorate an unsuccessful siege of the city. Bizarre truly%21 C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Thaipusam %28India%29 – January C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cimg class=”img-responsive” src D http A//crystalmsuk.com/images/img_pod_india-traditional-ceremony-pod.jpg alt D image credit A euronews.com title D image credit A euronews.com width D 550 height D 370 align D center hspace D 0 vspace D 0 border D 0 E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/b E C/div E Cdiv EA Hindu festival Thaipusam usually held in January to celebrate the birth of Lord Shiva and Parvati son Murugan is bizarre because that the time when people shave their heads head on to pilgrimage and worst being when they jostle the sharp skewers across their cheeks and tongues. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E Cdiv ETravelling the world means having fun 24/7 for everyone but it funnier to see some unusual and weird festivals in the world C/b E coming with some equally bizarre celebration customs and the story behind. Festivals are to show the positive side of a nation but there are some really odd and uncanny festivals that can take your breath away by their bizarre nature. C/div E Cdiv E Cbr E C/div E

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