Added on: 3rd Dec 2014
THE THAIPUISM FESTIVAL
This Hindu festival is typically celebrated in southern India and
involves some of the most intense body piercings.
According to practitioners, the more pain you can endure,
the more you will be blessed, some even try pulling tractors
or other heavy objects with the hooks in their skin.
THE SONGKRAN FESTIVAL
Every April, to celebrate New Year, the world’s largest water
gun fight takes place in the country of Thailand. And no,
it’s not just some small isolated village. We’re talking about an
entire country drowning itself with super soakers.
But the fun isn’t limited to water guns, as some people
prefer buckets or even elephants.
Originally meant to promote Australia’s tuna industry,
this festival has now come to be known for its highlight event,
the tuna toss.
What started as something of a street fight between teenagers
using tomatoes from nearby vegetable stalls has turned into
the largest tomato fight in the world. It happens every year in the
small Spanish town of Bunyol and over the course of about 1 hour
the town gets so covered in tomatoes that the fire department
has to come in and spray everything down.
BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL
Taking place every summer in the town of Boryeong, South Korea,
this international mud fight attracts millions of visitors from all
over the world. Strangely enough it was originally intended to be a
marketing vehicle for local cosmetics producers who use
the mineral rich mud in their products.
By this point you’ve probably noticed that large groups of
people have a tendency to throw/smear things on one another
and while it’s hard to say whether coloured powder feels better than
mud or tomatoes it certainly looks a lot cooler. Pay India a visit
during the springtime festival of Holi.
THE MONKEY BUFFET FESTIVAL
A bunch of monkeys stuffing their faces at an all you can eat
buffet. If you visit Thailand around the month of November.
Locals celebrate the festival every year by laying out fruit for
their monkey friends. There’s supposedly no real significance
behind it except for an alleged attempt to boost tourism.
FESTIVAL OF THE PIG
This annual festival is held in the town of Trie Sur Baise.
The town used to be France’s biggest pig market and
although business isn’t quite what it used to be, it seems
the locals are still very passionate about their swine.
NIGHT OF THE RADISHES
This is a festival celebrated every year before Christmas
throughout Mexico. Street side vendors get out there specially
grown, oversized radishes and then proceed to sculpt them
into really cool shapes.