You may have heard of cities in various parts of the world that have been celebrating various things, regularly for years and these events attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. You may have witnessed the wild celebrations and interesting competitions on TV screens. Today we will share with you ten of the most interesting festival celebrations held around the world…
El Colacho Baby Jumping Festival, Spain
It is held in the Spanish town of Castrillo de Murcia in June every year. In nearly 400 years of tradition, it is believed that by jumping over babies, demonic evils are warded off.
Downhill Cheese Rolling, England
At the festival held in England, hundreds of people are running and trying to catch up behind the cheese wheel that rolls from Coopers hill. The cheese rolling festival is held at the end of May every year.
Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
This festival, which has been celebrated in the town of Boryeong, South Korea since 1998, attracts great attention every year. People are having fun in the mud pools, which are believed to be healing.
Camel Wrestling Festival, Turkey
The Camel Wrestling Festival, held on the 3rd Sunday of January in the Selçuk district of İzmir, has a worldwide reputation. Many international tourists attend the events, making them a key part of the tourist industry in Western Anatolia, but it does have to be said that several animal rights organizations have criticized the practice, characterizing it as cruelty to animals.
Wife Carrying World Championship, Finland
In Finland, the winners of the Wife Carrying Festival, which is held on July 4 every year, are given a beer by the weight of their spouses.
Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand
The Monkeys Buffet Festival is held in Thailand in November every year. Monkeys are feasted on about 2 tons of fruit, sausages and drinks.
La Tomatina (Tomato Throwing Festival), Spain
Perhaps this is the festival we are most familiar with from TV screens, the Tomato Festival. Thousands of people attend the festival, which is held in Valencia’s Bunol village in Spain every year.
Hadaka Matsuri Festival (Naked Festival), Japan
In this festival, known as the Nudist Festival and held every year in Japan, Japanese men walk around the streets half-naked in their traditional underwear, Fundoshi, and fight mud. They believe that they can then bathe in water and get rid of evil spirits.
Night of the Radishes (Noche de Rábanos), Mexico
The Night of the Radishes Festival, which has been held in Mexico since 1897, is the scene of the sculpture of greengrocers. The greengrocer who makes the most beautiful radish sculpture is rewarded.
Carnival of Ivrea (Orange War Festival), Italy
In the Orange War Festival, which is a medieval tradition, medieval war clothes are fought with tons of oranges.