Do you know these 5 strange festivals around the world?

​​​​​​​A festival is an annual event where there are many interesting activities such as traditional games, dancing, concerts, fireworks. Below are the festivals that are considered strange but equally interesting around the world.

LA TOMATINA (SPAIN)

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La Tomatina (Tomato throwing festival) is held in Bunol of Valencia, a town 30 km from the Mediterranean Sea. This is a fun and exciting festival.

At the festival, the participants will throw tomatoes at other people. It is held on the last Wednesday of August. This festival attracts tens of thousands of people from all over the world.

FIESTA DE CASCAMORRAS FESTIVAL (SPAIN)

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Fiesta de Cascamorras takes place in Guadix and Baza, two towns located in the province of Granada (Spain) on 6 September every year. The festival originates from a historical dispute when the two towns struggled for the possession of the Virgin statue.

Legend has it that the two towns have decided that once a year on the holy day, a representative from Guadix who is called cascamorras would come and try to take the statue back from Baza to Guadix. On the other hand, the people in Baza will find ways to prevent it from happening.

HOLI FESTIVAL (INDIA)

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Holi Festival is also known as the festival of color and the festival of love. The color festival is an annual religious festival of ancient Hindus which has become popular even with non-Hindu people in many parts of South Asia as well as people of other communities. In this festival, the people will throw colorful pigments on each other and have fun.

The festival marks the arrival of spring, the blossoming of love. For many participants, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.

HARO WINE FESTIVAL (SPAIN)

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If you are in love with the warm feeling of glasses of wine, this is the festival for you. Haro Wine Festival is held in the town of Haro in La Rioja, northern Spain. It occurs every year in the summer and involves wine drinking competition and a wine battle. In the battle, wine is contained in jars or buckets, then the players will throw them at other players.

SONGKRAN (THAILAND)

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Songkran Festival (Water throwing festival) is held in Thailand on traditional Thai New Year from April 13-15. The rule of the festival is to throw water at other participants. The meaning of Songkran Festival is to wash away all bad signs of the old year and to welcome a good new year.

Thai people roam on the streets with water barrels or water guns. They will throw or shoot water on pedestrians. In addition, many Thai people will have Talc bowls mixed with water then they will apply it to their faces and bodies of random passers-by as a blessing for a new year.

 

 

By: Salvador Clayton

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