20 of the craziest festivals in the world

And you can start right now! For example, the festival of Loy Krathong is particularly attractive place of his birth – the historic Park of Sukhothai in Thailand, where lie the ruins of the ancient capital of the country. In light of the last full moon of the year, Thais are allowed on the water banana leaves, giving them prayers and hopes for the new year.

The festival of colors

It is conducted on the new moon, and it lasts 2 days, because according to the legend, killed the evil demon Holika, saved the world from evil, and on this day, celebrations are held in every city, they lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. In the morning, the fun begins — people go out and begin to wash each other’s colored with colored water and throw at each other with bright colored powders.

It is much more safe for clothes filipensky Panagbenga flower Festival in the Philippines. Dancer sprays out water during the Panagbenga flower festival, which is held every year in February, in the city of Baguio.

The islanders are generally very intricate kind of people. Take, for example, residents of the Chilean Easter island, where the Festival worship their ancestors under the name


They dress up in special costumes and dancing. Also between men and between women are held competitions on the run with a bunch of bananas. During the celebrations, is selected and the Queen, which, coupled with the beauty should be hardworking, to tell the jury about how many caught fish and Nadal paintings.

In Europe does not lag behind in creativity in the organization incredible holidays! Sometimes repelled from the same historical motives

The feast of Ophelia in Scotland

In the town of Lerwick for festival constructing a 9 foot model of a Viking ship with a traditional dragon on the nose. The townspeople dress up like Vikings, make a torchlight procession through the city, trumpeting horns in, and the ship carry to the sea.

Also, competitions are held annually in the Scottish highlands. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan.

Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.

The British got the first place among jokers! Well who else would think to make

Bega cheese rolling

In a beautiful small town, located near Gloucester, on the last Monday of may races are held with a rolling cheese. According to the rules of the competition round head cheese starts down the slope, after which the participants begin his persecution.

The winner is the first to catch up and grab “runaway” cheese.

Injury cheese in the run are common, so at the foot of the hill definitely on duty doctors.

But if England are chasing cheese, in Finland, in the city of Sonkajarvi every year in July, dozens of men from all over the world carry on their backs on the speed of their lovers along the length 253,5 meters. Arriving to Finland in July together with loved ones, persuaded him to take part in

World championship drag lovers

A great way to show the faithful how important it is to sit firmly on his neck — because it affects the win in the contest! Who told his woman all quickly, without dropping a lot of beer and prizes.

So endurance and convenient neck — one of the essential characteristics of a true gentleman. Other properties are detected

Competition among gentlemen

She is, as you might guess, in England. Every year representatives of communities Chap and Hendrick’s conduct annual competition among gentlemen outdoors in a London club. The aim of the festival is the preservation of the traditions of English gentlement.

But the most exquisite and extravagant festival where you can hone gentlemanly manners, occurs annually in the state of Georgia, USA. What you see in the picture, is the apotheosis of the action

Summer Redneck Games

This is the most real competition pluginu in liquid clay! Fans greeted each another loud immersion in the liquid screaming loud welcome, not afraid of dirty rain, moistening them.

If hunting to plunge, that is, on the ears – there is this wonderful opportunity at the world championship in diving into the swamp!

Every last Monday of August, dozens of brave Welsh jump into the swamp, to cover the distance of 55 meters. From the equipment you may use only the fins and masks for snorkeling. Surprisingly, and last sailed also receives a prize.

The brilliant wit of the inhabitants of America were epic as well, and as they are refined, subtle humor. It’s on the same level that it is vertically focuses the attention of the passengers of the California Express trains passing every second Saturday of July through Laguna Niguel, where national entertainment called

Amtrak Mooning

I must say, the magnitude of this highly impressive spectacle — you see, the local population really likes trains. And trains the local population? Possible.

In another state, Nevada, yacht, floating among the sand, is one of the attractions of the festival

Burning Man

What is Burning Man? Fans of the annual event say they should take part in it in order to feel a kind of community to comprehend the foundations of the arts and freedom of expression. The festival is held once a year in the desert of Black Rock, from there you build your own sand city in which everyone can freely Express your creativity. At the end of the week, when properly removed, and all created works of art are eliminated, is burned in effigy. So the event is called the Festival of Burning man.

There are holidays during which time going on almost lawlessness. Most often, this is a funny game, in which the people throwing each other fruits and vegetables. One of such measures is

Holiday “cartoon”

As you can see, it is the result of the battle, which takes place on the last Wednesday of August in the small town of buñol near Valencia. Incidentally, among the Spaniards, this holiday is not as popular with foreign tourists who seek to participate in the “tomato battle”. More than 100 tons of tomatoes are used as “weapons”. The Council — do not wear expensive clothes you, if you want to participate in this celebration. I won’t even bring in photos, because they create an atmosphere of bloody horror. But actually, there’s fun!

Summer is always lavishly for the holidays. The British town of Bognor in July becomes the place for interesting competition. Contestants run on a wide platform built above the sea surface, and jump. Task “of a bird-man” — fly as far as possible, using self-made wings.

A celebration of people-birds

Not hard to guess that the famous Stonehenge could not stay away from the attention of tourists, and to meet everyone

Summer Solstice

All joyfully celebrate the middle of summer, touching the ancient building, which is prohibited at any other time.

And, not surprisingly, banned, because young people generally are not very accurate.

Whether it is our traditional Russian celebration of the summer solstice!

Ivan — Midsummer

The most that can have — it’s fun pouring water!

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