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Know of any unusual festivals in any country?

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1. Posted by delishy (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y


I am trying to find out about unusual or good festivals across the world.

Can anyone help?

2. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Welcome to TP, you came to right place if you're looking for weird and bizarre.
This website has a lot of interesting festivals listed, stuff like 'Roadkill Barbeque' and the likes.

Bizarre Festivals

Enjoy your stay on TP.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 10y

Bhutan has a lot of festivals during the year, especially in spring and autumn.
Mongolia has it's own 'olympic games' every year in July.
And then there is the Pushkar festival in India.
In Niger there is the Woodabe festival in september and the Touareg festival in december.
Just a couple that come into my mind, but I guess there are a lot more of course.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 25, 2007, at 12:00 PM by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by jekalo (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

There are lots of oddball local festivals in the U.S. such as the mosquito festival, corncob festival, rennisance festival, mud festival, art car, orange festival, ballonar festival, etc., all of which take place in Texas. One of the most fun, if you get down on the street with the locals, is the water festival or Thingyan in Myanmar which occurs April 13- 20 this year.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Delishy

I dont know, if u would consider St Patricks Day, unusual.
But it is comming up, in Ireland, on 17th March.
There will be celebrations and parades. People have even adopted the American thing, of drinking green beer, on St Patricks day, instead of just going to church to pray to St Patrick and drinking ordinary beer.


6. Posted by cltictribe (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Ive never been to this festival but ive seen it on tv. Its the Celebratory Tomato Fighting festival in Buñol, Spain. It looked really fun if you don't mind getting hit with tomatos.

La Tomatina happens every year on the last Wednesday in August and is the highlight of a week-long local festival in honour of the town's patron saint, San Luis Bertràn, and the Virgin Mary. The actual tomato throwing lasts for only two hours between 11am and 1pm.

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Egremont Crab Fair is something to behold, especially the gurning!

8. Posted by ristinw (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

Anyone has heard about Vampire Village or Vampire Day somewhere in UK??? I heard it from my cousin, she met a couple from US and they told my cousin that they have been to some hidden village where it celebrates vampire once a year....but the event is not a public festival actually. I dunno...anyone heard about it?? I'm also curious about that.