Who doesn’t love festivals. They are super fun, filled with happy smiles, laughter and crazy times. Here are 10 unique festivals around the world that you definitely do not want to miss!
Monkey Buffet Festival — Lopburi, Thailand
Very truly said, “If a monkey becomes a man, then a man becomes a hero!” And a hero, is what the people of a small town in Lopburi, Thailand are too the monkeys. Every November, the local population of around 2000- 3000 monkeys, are gifted with a feast of 4,000 kilograms of fruits, vegetables, cakes, and candies. Lucky Monkeys!
World Toe Wrestling Championships — England, UK
We’ve all played the famous thumb wrestling; but have you ever heard of Toe Wrestling? It’s very much real. Although the location of the World Toe Wrestling Championships varies, the practice originated in UK. Just like thumb wrestling, two people go up against one another in each match, which is won by the best of three. Funnily, players can only take part in the tournament after a thorough toe examination by a qualified nurse.
Yanshui Fireworks Festival
Who doesn’t love fireworks? For those whose favourite is the rocket, the Yanshui Firework Festival is something you do not want to miss, Imagine a stack of thousands of rockets going off at the same time. A fun fact – This display of fire originated after a Cholera outbreak when the locals invited the God of War to protect them. Getting hit with a bottle rocket is said to bring luck,
So, make sure you come visit, fireproofed!
Battle of the Oranges
Zindagi Milegi Na Dobora introduces us all to Spain’s Tomato Festival! Let us introduce you to something just as amazing – The Battle of Oranges! Hide behind nets, or arm yourself with oranges and join the battle, this city- wide food fight is a sight to behold.It’s time to paint the town orange!
Boryeong Mud Festival
We’re all kids at heart and it’s time to prove it! How? By getting down and dirty in Mud! Roll over, slide down, jump around and just have fun at the most exciting mud experience with the people around the world. There’s even something called a mud prison – mysterious right? The Boryeong Mud Festival is South Korea is a sirens call to have a ton of fun and get messy with strangers.