People only need a reason to celebrate, and sometimes we celebrate without any reason. There are some places in this world that are exactly like this- there are some of the most insane festivals around the world that has a reason of its existence, whilst some has an unknown history. Let us find out what are those insane festivals around the world.
10 most insane festivals around the world
- Night of radishes, Mexico
It may sound weird, but this veggie is the subject of an annual festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, since 1897. The festival is about sculpting with the help of radishes and whoever craftsman wins this competition, would be awarded with a mug shot in a local newspaper.
- Pumpkin chunkin, USA
Every year people gather on Bridgeville’s grubby Delaware field to watch how far they could hurl a pumpkin. It may sound easy, however, the instruments that are used to launch the pumpkins are really a magnificent art of engineering. The event occurs to raise funds for the Howard fire company.
- Phuket vegetarian festival, Thailand
When the event organizers realized this veggie festival isn’t sparking any fire, they decided to take self- humiliation to make a fun environment. Well, that might not be true entirely, however, some of this veggie festival displays some shocking pictures of body piercing, and there was this one picture of a young man with 2 thin metal rods piercing through his cheeks. There are several other pictures like this as well, and thus, making it one of the most insane festivals around the world. A vacation that costs $55 million PER person.
- Burning man, USA
This is one of the most weird festivals in America. Based on 10 main principles; radical inclusion, gifting, communal effort, decommodification, radical self service, radical self expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and intimacy.
The idea culminates with the burning of a massive wooden effigy (the man.) this might not be the most insane festivals around the world but certainly comes under the weirdest festival category.
- Calcio Fiorentino, Italy
This festival is an early form of football that began in the 16th century in Italy. What’s insane about this festival? Players in their period costumes are allowed to punch, wrestle and even head-butting the opponents- unlike an actual football match-which is why, it is one of the most insane festival around the world. Whichever team wins, would take a cow with them home. Also Read:- Explore the most romantic restaurants in the world.
Strange festivals celebrated around the world
- La Tomatina, Spain
This festival happens every year in a small town of Spain called Bunyol. Within 1 hour after the initiation of the festival, the town gets so crowded and covered in tomatoes that the fire department has to come over and settle everything down by showering them with water.
- Pamplona Bull Run
The Pamplona Bull Run in spain is the most insane festival in the world and probably one of the strange festivals celebrated around the world. To participate in this insane festival the only requirement is that you need to be 18 years old and clear-headed.
- Burning Tar Barrel Festival, England
The origin of this weird festival in UK is unknown, though on every year’s November, the people of Ottary St. Mary hold burning tar barrels all over the town.
It is certain that there are several risks linked with such events, however, their website has advised bluntly to stay at home if they do not want to take a part in this festival.
This is surely one of the most insane festivals around the world.
- Argungu fishing festival, Nigeria
Every year in Nigeria’s small town Argungu, folks of this town compete to catch the biggest fish with their bare hands. The competition is to pull out the biggest fish from the pond and whoever wins the game take home with him $7,500 dollars.
- Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
This one is one of the most insane festivals in around the world. The festival takes place every summer in South Korea. The mud festival actually was initiated to promote the mud cosmetics from the Boryeong mud- hoping people would learn more about the benefits of using mud. Hence, Boryeong Mud festival came into being and people from all over the world come to celebrate this festival as well.