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The Most unusual festivals of the world


The journal “Time Magazine” presented a series of photographs dedicated to the most fun entertainment in different corners of our planet.

Thailand. Monkey Banquet in the province of lop Buri.

Each year, about 600 monkeys enjoying luxury “Royal” lunch only arranged for the primates.

For animals serves a huge buffet with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

A feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

Philippines. Festival of piglets in the city Malolos, now the administrative center of the province of Bulacan.

The province is a major supplier of pork in the Philippines and on this occasion there place for the annual carnival costumed pigs. Animals dress up and decorate: “girls” paint sponge, dress Quinceanera dresses and crowned with a crown. “Boys” flaunt in Maritime suits, clown outfits or suits.

India. The festival of colors in new Delhi.

The holiday is celebrated on the first day of spring, when, according to legend, killed the evil demon Holika. In each city lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. The fire burnt the effigy of the Holika. In the morning people go to the street, and the fun begins — all doused each other with water diluted paint — red, green, yellow, blue and black, and throws colored powders.

Spain. Tomato massacre in the village of buñol.

On special trucks to the site of the battle bring a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. Rules of battle: you can throw tomatoes at anyone, but it is impossible to tear the opponents clothes and throw something other than tomatoes. By the end of the battle wash area with hoses, participants bathe in specially installed for that bathroom stall or just go to the river.

Japan. Holiday naked.

It is noted with 767. In the temple Saidaji going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years of age, who from clothing — only loincloths. The purpose of the festival — to attract good luck, as it is believed that touching a naked man removes all unhappiness. Participants of the action after the prayer in the Temple procession pass through the streets of the city, and hundreds of people in search of good luck trying to touch them. In this winter February day naked Japanese people drink a lot of sake — exclusively for medical purposes.

USA. Bathing in liquid clay (GA).

The participants of the annual festival under the joyful shouts of fans plunk down in liquid clay. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all especially after immersion competing “run” in red goo.

March of the Zombies in Boston.

The centre on this day filled with creatures that supposedly went in search of their victims. Many “zombie” I prefer to dress up in a bloody wedding suits and rubber masks.

Chile. Tapati on Easter island.

The ancient festival of ancestor worship. The islanders dress up in special clothes, dancing. But the most important part of the occasion — running with bunches of bananas, in which you can participate, both men and women. The festival runs all elected Queen: it should be not only beautiful, but also hard-working. During the selection among the contenders for the throne, the jury of elders calculates how much each of them caught some fish and had Nadal paintings.

The locals make a 30-foot model of a Viking ship with a dragon on the bow, dressed as soldiers lit torches and marching on the streets, trumpeting in a traditional military bugles. “Squad” through the city bears the ship to the sea. Evening torchlight procession through the ancient rite of the burial of the dead soldiers burned the wooden boat.