The most bizarre festivals. People love to celebrate different events in their lives. Mass celebrations turn into the real festivals. However, some people choose a very unusual reasons for their celebrations. Describe below about the 10 most unusual festivals in the most different places of the planet.
Naki Sumo. This festival is dedicated to the cry babies and he is being held in Japan. Every mother gets nervous from the cry of their baby, but for this festival the crying is a big advantage. An amazing event has been held here for over 400 years, is now his resting place is the castle of Sensoji. The aim of the festival is the most calming capricious children and support their health. For that infants raised in the air, two adult sumo wrestler. Wrestlers in every way grimace, trying to scare the kids, so they roared with all his strength. The judge listens carefully to the attempts of all parties, determining the winner. The participation in this contest is purely voluntary – parents choose to give children to participate in it. Because according to the beliefs it helps ward off the baby from evil spirits and to protect them further in life. In the festival Naki Sumo participates annually nearly a hundred children aged under one year.
Kanamara Matsuri. And this festival is held in Japan. In translation his name sounds like “Festival of the steel phallus“. This unusual festival is held in Kawasaki. Is it any wonder that the symbol of the festival – namely the phallus. It can be seen not only in the form of pictures and statues, but even sweets, decorations and even costumes. The festival arose from the worship of this male organ representatives of the oldest profession. They once believed that such worship, coupled with the abundant prayers that can protect against sexually transmitted diseases. And local beliefs say that the worship of the phallus brings good luck in business, health, of course, the expulsion of evil spirits and successful marriage. Today this festival is not only a popular place for tourists, but also a way of raising funds for finding the cure against AIDS.
Rapa das Bestas. The ancient festival was born in Galicia, today it continues its existence in Spain. Bronze age the local people were celebrating the taming of the demons. For this purpose, during the presentation it was bare hands to fill up on the land of an unbroken horse, and cut his mane and tail tuft of hair. In addition to the hands and feet, is allowed to use only their own courage. The Braves defeated the animal is released, and the festival continues to celebrate the then – evil spirits defeated!
The Carnival Of Ivrea. In Italian Ivrea is a carnival, the main event which is an unusual battle. In her role of shells carry out the oranges, and the action received the name “Orange battle”. The roots of the festival date back to the XII century. Then according to the legends in this way, the citizens fought for their independence from the local rulers. True or not, but an excuse for tomfoolery there. Three days 9 teams consisting of 3 thousand fighters first make clean the streets and squares of the town in place of the orange battles. People vent their aggression in a relatively safe form. Few of us would not refuse to throw a couple of citrus in their colleagues.
The egg festival. The purpose of this celebration is not the eating of eggs, nor the competition of their well-aimed shots. And generally, chicken eggs here at anything. Every year in the U.S. state of Montana takes place is no ordinary festival, for which specially prepared 15 thousand of the bull testicles. This unusual product is prepared in various ways – roast it, pickle and even freeze to the variety of dishes was maximum. To compete in the skill of cooking to the chefs must be 21 years of age, at the festival, except the main meals are served and other, equally exotic.
Throwing moose droppings. The official animal of Alaska is so prized, that for him in a small town in the state spend even a festival, albeit a strange one. During the commemoration of the balloon runs a large number of elk droppings. From the heights the whole lot is flushed down. Don’t quite understand the rules, but the winner need to get litter in a certain place, for which he received the award in the amount of $ 1,000. The event is accompanied by live music, sports events. And where no fair? On special demand of jewelry made from moose dung. Sellers claim that the product is environmentally friendly.
Boring. Asians love to stir strange holidays. So, every summer in the South Korean Borione held recently an unusual festival. The first time it was held here in 1998, but became so popular that in 2006, moved here one and a half million guests. Specially for the festival near the city excavated dirt. Then bring her in a special place, “Mud Experience Land”, where every participant of the festival can heartily izvoziti in the mud your friend or, if possible, the enemy.
The Moors against the Christians. In Spain there is a mountain town Alcoi. Few would have heard about it if not for a local festival. It runs for three days – 22, 23 and 24 April. All this time here recreates the famous battle between the Moors attacking the city and the Christians, protecting it from invasion. All the participants corresponding to that time gear, they are quite naturally fight with their melee weapons, previously blunted to prevent injury in the heat of the revels. The event is so huge, that captures all the urban population, residents of the surrounding area. As a result, all Alcoi turns into an arena of fight, and views. On the last day of the festival, on April 24, that will be the most important part of the battle, when the Christians still drove the Moors from almost captured the city.
Argungu. In the Northwest Nigerian province of Kebbi is a fishing village Argungu. Does he not stand out, but every year here takes place the “international festival of fishing”. It is the little fishermen to catch the biggest fish – you have to do it with bare hands. For action see the local beauties, simultaneously choosing the most skilled of the groom. The festival lasts 4 days, is it usually in February or March, starting Wednesday and ending Saturday. This event is so colorful and important for local residents, guests begin to gather once a month before the festival to fully taste the joy of the holiday. The winner, in addition to the girls attention and gets very rich by local standards prizes – cars, trips abroad. This leads to the fact that the participants strive to win even dishonest ways. So, the 2008 winner was later stripped of his title and put behind bars after his rivals failed to prove that the caught fish previously swam in a different river. Moreover, at the time of fishing she was already dead.
Chung Chao Ban. This festival with hard-to-remember name is one of the most famous and unusual in Hong Kong. Festivities take place on the small island of Cheung Chau. It every year attracts thousands of tourists to cheer for one of the hundreds of participants. Men are asked to climb a 20-metre tower, which obochina plastic rolls and over time collect the maximum number of them in a special bag behind. The winner is whoever collects more items are hung. The old timers say that such a festival existed for a long time. The aim of the festival is to scare away evil spirits, bring good luck and so on. But now the festival is probably not the mystical purpose, and aesthetic tourist.