World is a home to many cultures and every culture brings along a fair share of occasions to celebrate. Eating, drinking and dancing are a common part of most of the festivals. But there are few festivals that will give you a culture shock. Let’s learn more.
Air Guitar World Championships – Celebrating Harmony!
Ever wondered experiencing the unadulterated rock and roll and that too, without the instruments! Well, if it is hard to believe for you, it would be equally interesting to know that one such festival actually takes place in Finland. The festival is termed as Air Guitar World Championships which is organized to promote the world peace. It serves as a fascinating show for people who get to see the incredible performances from he world’s best air guitarists.
La Tomatina – Mass Tomato Fight!
What else you can do with tomatoes instead of cooking and eating? How about having a tomato fight? It actually happens at the famous La Tomatina festival, celebrated in Spain. Here you can witness and be a part of the mass tomato fight in the streets. There is an interesting tale behind this festival. In fact, it started as a street fight between teenagers who were using tomatoes from the adjacent vegetable stalls. Now it happens every year and within 1 hour of starting this festival, the town is covered in tomatoes so badly that the fire department has to invade to spray everything down.
EL Colacho is also termed as the baby jumping festival. It occurs annually on the feast of Corpus Christi in Castrillo de Murcia, a Spanish village. You will get to witness the new-born babies till the age of 12 months are placed on a mattress in the street. After that, all the adult men of the village are supposed to take their turns by jumping over them. Though there are usually injuries happen but people believe that it only involves the jumpers and not the babies. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Lopburi Monkey Banquet – Feast for Monkeys!
The next festival in our list of bizarre festivals is the Lapburi Money Banquet festival which is also known as Monkey Festival. Around three thousand monkeys are there to relishing on fruits, vegetables and lot more eatables including ice-cream. This is a perfect opportunity to swing by the madness of monkeys. An interesting sight to behold is monkeys stuffing their faces. It holds no significance and is seen as only an alleged attempt to boost tourism. Be ready to hang out with a bunch of monkeys!
Underwater Music Festival – Ready for Subaqueous Party?