Agni Keli, Karnataka It is a part of the ritual performed during the 8-day festival of Kateel Durga Parameswari Temple in Mangalore. The reason behind bearing these sticks by the men of Barsana is that in Hindu Mythology, Lord Krishna visited the village of his beloved Radha on this very day and in this, he playfully teased Radha and her friends. Since that time, Sonepur Mela on the lands of Bihar lures traders from all over the country on a shopping spree of cattles. Devotees who take part in this daunting ritual are made to suffer painful piercings of hooks and skewers on their body. Soon the parade became an open-to-all orange slugfest which attracts tourists from world over.
Chicken sacrifice is a part of the ritual where the future is predicted by the shape of the intestine. For more information about the Twins Day Festival visit: Weird Week mid August Ocean City, New Jersey Making it clear with their title of Weird Week - Wacky But Not Tacky, this increasingly popular event in Ocean City in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace features a whole range of fun and unusual events for the whole family. Although everyone fears, even from the sight of a snake, but miraculously, on this auspicious day, this fear turns into a blissful devotion. Bands,jugglers and entertainers are everywhere and the canals are full of colorful boats. The major attractions for a traveller during the Behdienkhlam festival are the unusual ritualistic performances… where young men symbolize the flight of the evil spirit by beating the roof of every house in the village with bamboo poles.
In these meals, people from all sects are invited. When the festival celebrated its birth back in 1976, it was hard to imagine it would grow to welcome nearly 3,000 sets of twins as it does today. Tons of fruits and vegetables are laid by devotees in honor of Hanuman, the monkey God. As a mark of this event, every year the Lath Mar Holi becomes a prime attraction in this part of the world. Toe Wrestling involves two people sitting across from each other with their toes interlocked and ready for battle. Finally, the Lou Reed-loving Valencians viciously try to hit you with flowers in the Batallas de los Flores Battle of Flowers. During the annual Corpus Christi, babies are laid down on a mattress for the ritual.
Rural Olympic Kila Raipur Punjab What should I call it? Puli kali, Kerala This peculiar event is a major attraction in one of the popular festivals in south India, Onam. Floating Lanterns Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii Held annually on Memorial Day on O? Date: December Venue: parts of Nagaland 22. The hill is very steep, so people often fall over — if you take part in this you need to be very fit and wear your oldest jeans. This makes one of the most awaited festivals in Mumbai. He ruthlessly dispatched those who stood in his way as he rose to a position of power that was second only to the Fuhrer. This is done to encourage visits by the soul. The food was delectable and the service was good.
Time of the year: August — September Venue: Thripunithara, Kochi 6. Since summer is a time when diseases spread rapidly, Dragon Boat Festival represents an occasion for driving off evil spirits and pestilence and for finding peace in one's life. Over the time, the spiritual connection with the almighty, has given rise to some most unusual festivals and events that are to be strictly followed in order to restore balance in religion. Well prepare for some culture shock because these are the 25 Most Insane Festivals From Around The World! Another kind of race takes place in spring — cheese rolling. Yale Bologna Festival — July 26-29 The city of Yale, a nearly 2,000-person community, attracts nearly 20,000 visitors every year for its annual Bologna Festival. As part of the ritual, men sing provocative songs to invite the women, which in turn results in their bashing.
I'd like to take part in Pancake races! If water, wine, and tomatoes aren't gross enough for you, how about ant throwing? The fragrance of Indian Marijuana, camphor, incense sticks create a mystic environment in this holy mountain of Assam. Venetian masks were wore first in the 15th century to remove social and sexual differences. The man who won the title of best gurner the most in recent years had all his teeth taken out so he could make terrible faces more easily. Hosted by the Brethren of the Great Lakes, the largely kid-centered event is one of the biggest pirate celebrations in Michigan. This grandeur is organized by the Pulikkali Co-ordination Committee that was formed in 2004 and is held in the streets to the Swaraj Round, Thrissur. The fair is followed by trading of donkeys, usually by the gypsy traders.
Just as you are done visiting the temple, you can explore the other attractions of the fair. Offerings are made and blessings are sought by thousands of people who throng the small town every year. And this happens every year. Many ninots are several feet tall. Metemneo Festival, Nagaland Belonging to the Yimchungers tribe in Nagaland, the Metemneo festival is one of the uncommon festivals in India… which is yet another festival celebrated after the harvest season is over. The festival is mostly held in Kanker, Bastar and Dantewada regions from December to March each year and Narayanpur village in February is the best place to visit during the Madai festival.
Lath Mar Holi Barsana, Vrindavan Holi as you all know, is a festival of colors. Starting quite early at the dawn, the chaos of colorful kites in the city does not drop even after dusk. . Las Fallas, Spain Las Fallas, one of Spain's most odd and crazy fiestas held every year in Valencia. To be precise, Nag Panchami is celebrated in honor of the Snake God, Sheshnag, one of the most unusual festivals in India indeed. Other activities include drinking realgar wine and dragon boat racing.
Aoleang Festival, Nagaland Once deadly headhunters, the Konyak tribe today is one of the who are noted for living a passive lifestyle. The Nazu festival is more entertaining than it is ritualistic and is the best time to get drenched in the folk dance and music of the festival. Kanamara Matsuri Festival — Japan April Dedicated to all things phallic, this religious festival features penis-shaped lollipops, novelty penis glasses, giant penis statues, penis-themed souvenirs, phallic vegetable carving workshops… you get the idea! In 1857, a group called Mystik Krewe of Comus staged the first modern style Mardi Gras parade. Guests can also celebrate the spears with arts and crafts, a 5K, an asparagus farm tour, and the annual Asparagus Queen Pageant. The last ones to be burnt win prizes and 1 ninot is saved every year for an exhibition at the Museum.