I know things can get a little mad at Music Festivals, Such as the V Festival, especially when the beer is flowing but some of the crazy Festival Celebrations that I have found just take the biscuit! I wonder what mad head came up with some of these ideas or traditions. Maybe they were the local nut job and whatever they said stuck. I’m not sure, but they sure are funny!
Whitby Gothic Weekend
Next year I’m planning to go to the Gothic Weekend I think it should be a hoot as I’m into all things weird. But I will be treading on Virgin territory here, well for me anyway, so I’m a bit worried about what to wear and whether it will really be something I will enjoy.
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
These Crazy Festivals are something else although some do look like they would be fun. Splashing around in the mud and stuff while others are wacky, which most normal people would think was absolutely bonkers. There are even some like the Phuket Vegetarian Festival which just look extremely painful and actually make me cringe. That really takes a lot too! Most of you normal people out there would just take a wide birth of some of these celebrations as most of us Brits are too reserved!
But if you are up for something a bit wacky, why not look at some of these Crazy Festivals from Around the Globe…
Cheese Rolling Festival
The tradition of Cheese Rolling originated in the village of Brockworth and has been taking place here for over 200 years. The cheese can easily reach over 70mph which has caused the event to be cancelled the last couple of years because of the safety risk to spectators.
Red Neck Games
This is all a bit of a hoot at the annual Redneck Games! This stupid Festival includes stuff like Armpit Serenades, Watermelon Seed Spitting Competition, Bobbing for Pigs Feet and the Mudpit Belly Flop. Who in their right mind would come up with something as ridiculous as these Games? Only the Rednecks!
Boryeong Mud Festival
Originally started as an advertising gimmick, the Boryeong Mud Festival now attracts over 2.2 million people each year who come here to experience the magical qualities of the mud. It is full of minerals and supposed to be very good for your skin. They stage Mud Wrestling Competitions here too. The Festival goes on for about 2 weeks and normally takes place towards the end of July if you fancy attending this year.
Monkey Buffet Festival
The Monkey Buffet Festival is an annual Festival held in Thailand where they feed over 2,000 monkeys fresh fruit and vegetables.
La Tomatina Festival, Spain
The La Tomatina Festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August in the Valencian town of Bunol. Local people and visitors from around the Globe assault each other by throwing tomatoes around. After the festivities are all over the local Fire Trucks hose down all the houses and the cobbled streets to leave this Village looking pristine once again.
World Body Painting Festival
The World Body Painting Festival is an annual event which takes place in Austria. They have numerous Awards and Competitions ranging from Face Painting to full Body Painting.
Night of the Radishes, Mexico
Night of the Radishes or it’s proper name La noche de los rabanos, is one of the most unique Folk Art Festivals in the World. It takes place every year in Oaxaca Mexico on the 23rd December. It is believed to have started over 10 years ago but no one quite knows exactly when or why this tradition began.
Holi Festival, India
The Holi Festival is a Spring Religious Festival celebrated by Hindus normally in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Festival normally lasts up to 16 days. Commonly know as the Festival of Colours, the main day, Holi, is celebrated by throwing coloured powder or coloured water at each other.
Varuna Yajna Ritual, India
The Varuna Yajna Ritual is where Hindu Priest’s in India sit in barrels of water reciting special prayers, so as to appease their Rain God.
Crocodile Festival, Pakistan
This is a 4 day Celebration in which offerings of fresh Goat are fed to the local Crocodiles. It takes place in the Town of Karachi in Pakistan every 4 years. The local people believe that if the Crocodiles accept the offerings of meat, that it is seen as a sign of good luck. They dance, sing, present offerings to the shrine mbut worst of all they dangle babies over the jaws of Crocodiles to bless the babies! How Crazy?
Hope you enjoyed reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it. There are some truly crazy people out there!!
Demon Chick xx