Unusual festivals

just a couple of months ago I told you about the most unusual festivals in the world: the monkey feast in India, throwing pumpkins in the U.S., the festival of colors in India, Orange slaughter in Italy. also in a separate article devoted to the Festival called “Tomatina” in Colombia. And so my friends I pulled another 9 very amazing festivals of different Nations. I want to share them with you. Let’s start. 1. Naki Sumo – the festival of crying babies (Japan)

Any mother feels bad when her baby crying, but during this festival, loud crying is a big advantage. Every year in the castle Sensoji in Tokyo, is more than 400 years of history, the purpose of which – to calm fretful children, and to maintain their health. Two adult sumo wrestler lifts him into the air little children and grimaces trying to scare them to such an extent that the baby roared all he was worth. The judge listens carefully to both children and determines the winner. Parents voluntarily sending their children to participate in this competition, believing that it helps to ward off evil spirits and protect them through life. This year in Naki Sumo involves more than 80 children aged under one year. 2. Kanamara Matsuri – steel phallus (Japan)

Translation Kanamara Matsuri means “the Festival of the steel phallus”, which occurs annually in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. This is the phallus during the festival is everywhere – in the form of statues, pictures, candy, decorations and even costumes. This event caused the cult of the worship of the male body, created in the representatives of the oldest profession who are confident, with the help of such worship and prayers you can protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, the worship of the phallus, according to local beliefs, brings good luck in business, health, ward off evil spirits (where without it?) and very much helps in a successful marriage. Nowadays this festival is mainly a tourist attraction and a way of raising funds for the development of drugs against AIDS.3. Rapa das Bestas – horse wrestling (Spain)

An ancient festival in Spanish Galicia – the historical tradition on the taming of the demons, rooted in the depths of centuries, until the bronze age. The purpose of the presentation – with their bare hands to fill up an unbroken horse on the ground and cut off a handful of hair from the mane and tail of the animal. Allowed to use only their hands, feet and courage 🙂 After the animal is defeated, he is released, so as not to cause harm, then the festival lasts for several days.4. Egg festival (USA)

It’s not the eating of eggs or tossing chicken eggs as you might think. Every year in August in the U.S. state of Montana an unusual festival takes place, which is prepared for about 15,000 bull testicles. These unusual products are prepared, fried, marinated and frozen, to get the maximum variety of dishes. To participate in the festival participants must be 21 years of age, and apart from bull testicles served other, less exotic dishes. 5. Cast elk droppings (AK)

In honor of the official animal of Alaska in a small town there is a strange festival. In the framework of a large number of moose dung runs on a balloon in the air, and then is discharged downward. I’m not sure I understand the rules of this competition, but in case of contact with droppings in a sign on earth the winner gets the prize – 1000 dollars. In addition, during unusual events, live music, sport contests and works fair where you can buy jewelry made from natural, environmentally friendly moose droppings. Just romance! 6. Boring – mud festival (South Korea)

Every summer in the South Korean city of Boring (Boryeong) is an unusual festival. Its history is very young, first time this event happened in 1998, and in 2006 to participate and look at mud fights has arrived one and a half million people. Specially near the town dug the dirt, brought in specially prepared place, the so-called “Mud Experience Land”, where any participant of the festival can heartily to stick dirt on your neighbor :)the Moors against the Christians (Spain)

In the mountain town Alcoy in Spain for three days – 22, 23 and 24 April festival occurs continuously-reconstruction of the famous battle between the Moors, who are attacking the city, and Christians protecting it from invasion. All the participants use age appropriate equipment, and quite naturally fight using melee weapons, especially blunt, so as not to injure someone. In the event participated the entire population of the city and surrounding area, all the streets are transformed into an arena of combat and the views, and in the last day, April 24, there was the reconstruction of the famous battle in which the Christians knocked the moor from almost captured the city.Argungu – these fishermen (Nigeria)

The city of Argungu in the Northwest Nigerian province of Kebbi – ordinary fishing village, not particularly eye-catching. But once a year is an unusual contest – Argungu International Fishing Festival where these fishermen compete to see who will catch the biggest fish with his bare hands. All this is watched by the local beauties, who thus choose the most skillful of the groom.The festival lasts four days, beginning Wednesday in February or March, ends with the finals on Saturday. The event is so responsible and colorful that spectators begin to gather once a month to him to feel all the charm of the event. The winner receives unheard by local standards prizes including a car and trips abroad. Because of this, some participants try to win, including not allowed by the rules. For example, the winner of 2008 he was stripped of all titles and put in prison after his rivals have proved that the fish he had caught, was previously caught in another river, and also at the moment “catching” was already dead.Chung Chao Ban – tower with pies (Hong Kong)

The festival with the unpronounceable name – one of the most unusual and famous in Hong Kong. He is on the small island of Cheung Chau, which annually attracts thousands of tourists to watch and cheer for one of the hundreds of men involved in the competition. The gist of it is that you need to climb a 20-metre tower, hung with plastic “rolls” and score as more of them in special pouches behind. Who will score more until rolls over – and he won. Old timers say that this festival has been held for a long time, and is intended to scare away evil spirits and so on and so forth, but he currently is most likely the aesthetic and tourist value.The most interesting facts

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