4 Unusual Festivals Celebrated Around The World
While there are festivals that are popular to everyone’s sense of taste, there are others that are just plain weird.
Yet it should be clear that they are a meaningful celebration of a particular culture regardless of what anyone else might consider them to be.
Here are 4 unusual festivals that are celebrated around the world:
Known as El Salto del Colacho or “the devil’s jump” has men dressed the spirit of evil. What’s more, they jump over babies that are lying on the street in Castrillo de Murcia, northern Spain. This village has held this performance since the year 1620 to commemorate the festival of Corpus Christi that usually takes place during the month of May or June.
2: Cheese Rolling, Gloucestershire UK
This festival involves many contestants chasing a wheel of cheese down the muddy Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire. If you want to participate, the next time this will happen is on May 30, 2016.
3: Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
Also known as Daecheon – Mud Festival, this festival was first staged in 1998 and attracts almost a million visitors to this South Korean city. Given that the mud is rich in minerals, it is usually trucked to Daecheon Beach for the both the locals and tourists to have fun with. Some of the activities at the festival include face painting with mud cosmetics, colored body painting and mud flat training.
4: Camel Wrestling Championship, Turkey
This championship, which occurs in the Aegean region of Turkey, finds two camels butting each other down until one is pinned down or gives in. In fact, there are almost 1200 camel wrestlers bred for this competition in Turkey.