Each and every country does bear a definite culture with exclusive festivals which have some sort of definite significance. There are certain traditional festivals which date back to ancient times with some sort of definite history to know. Being at festival is like standing right inside the mind of culture very like a dream. They are usually extremely intimate and spectacular. Here are some of 5 funny yet strange festivals where you can easily let yourself go.
1. La Tomatina, Spain
Here is an exclusive Spanish fiesta just for you. You can enjoy some tomato buffs all the way you want. Here is week-long celebration of Bunol’s patron saint. Bunol is a town located in the east of Spain, 30 kilometers from the Mediterranean. In this festival, participants throw tomatoes at each other purely for entertainment purposes.
Usually 125,000 kg of tomatoes are used which are carried into the town square by convoy of trucks. Here there are drunken participants drives in until the streets are red splatter within an hour.
Do not be afraid of injuries as the tomatoes are squashed when thrown. Hoses pipes of trucks are used to wash off the tomato paste from the bodies of one and all. This festival is usually held at the end of August. So gear up for the next year 2017 festival in full force.
2. Boryeong Mud Festival – South Korea
Well tomatoes are still ok but imagine playing around with mud splashing all over the body. Start enjoying the Boryeong Mud Festival which is one of numerous festivals in Korea drawing large number of tourists from all across the globe in the best way possible. The festival does have a great atmosphere where the visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding and also swimming in the mud mega tub.
In fact you can easily relax each and every muscle in your body with a massage all to the mud-massing zone in the best way possible. The party does not stop there and you can continue it right on the beach with fireworks right up in the sky. Well do not be afraid of the mud in any possible way as it is rich in minerals and are even used to manufacture cosmetics. This festival takes place over two weeks being most popular in the final weekend. This festival is usually held in July every year.
3. Oktoberfest — Munich, Germany
Well it is time to celebrate the world’s largest beer festival held every year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany addressed by the name Oktoberfest. This festival is usually 16-day festival which is running right from late September to the nearly the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from all around the world attending this event every year. This event is all about beer and beer.
Just imagine being surrounded beautiful waitresses, who are serving traditional glasses of beer. It is surely the party all you desire. There are more than $ 96,178,668 worth of beer which is served every day of the festival. Large quantities of Oktoberfest beer are usually taken during the festival with Hendi (roast Chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Käsespätzle (cheese noodles).
4. Día de Muertos, Mexico
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Dia De Muertos is a reputed Mexican holiday which is celebrated all throughout Mexico most importantly in South and Central regions with the Mexican ancestry in other places mostly in United States.
This festival is acknowledged in various different cultures and is known to be a day of family gathering of the person who has died for supporting the excellent spiritual journey. In the year 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the representative list of humanity by UNESCO.
5. Running of the Bulls — Pamplona, Spain
Well the name says it all. The Running of the Bulls is known to be a practice which involves running of cattle most importantly bulls letting them run loose right on the course right at the subset of the town’s streets.
This festival is an eight-day festival of Sanfermines in the honour of Saint Fermin in Pamplona and is traditionally held in various places such as towns, villages right across Spain, Portugal and in cities in Mexico and southern France during the summer.
Just imagine the life right on the horns of dilemma. If you are not so lucky, you may end up right on the horns of the bulls sacrificing your life in the best way possible. So next time just be careful whenever you are attending this festival.
The list of exclusive yet strange festival surely does not end here. These festival does offer the thrill and excitement which is reason why they are popular among enthusiasts from all the across the world.
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