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Every country in the world has varied cultures and festivals that are celebrated. Sometimes, these festivals can be exciting and other times, they can be strange or even bizarre.  No matter how weird a festival can be, you would always see hundreds celebrating it.

The beauty of these festivals is that they are exciting and mesmerizing when you experience them. You may scream, close your eyes with fear, run and even forget yourself in the euphoria of the celebration.

Have you been to one these festivals? If you have never experienced any weird festival, we have listed ten weird festivals around the world for you to see.

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake

 Cooper' s Hill Cheese Rolling

Watch people roll down a hill in a competition just to win cheese at the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake. This annual festival takes place at the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill in Cotswold region of England. You would be stunned to see how men roll on these hills

 

 Kanamara Matsuri

 Kanamara Matsuri

Come to Japan and experience the Shinto Kanamara Matsuri. This is a weird and strange festival that always happens in a place called Kawasaki. What is focused upon are  penis shaped carvings, candies and decorations that are used to celebrate a very strange penis-venerating shrine believed to protect people from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

 

 Monkey Buffet Festival

 Monkey Buffet Festival

In Thailand, the Monkey Buffet Festival is held annual. In this festival, a lot of fruits and foods are given to monkeys to eat. This is believed that these monkeys were once from the monkey warrior descendants. It is also believed that good luck and even fortune come to people who do this.

 

The Songkran festival

 The Songkran festival

During the month of April, you are going to see the largest water gun fight in the world as a celebration of its New Year. This is what the people of Thailand are in love with. However, it is not only the water guns that are celebrated but also the buckets and even the elephants to see.

 

 

Hadaka Matsuri

Hadaka Matsuri

This is another Japanese festival that happens during the winter or summer.  Here you see men clothed in loin clothes that are called fundoshi and sometimes, they are seen unclad.  A Shinto priest would come out at midnight throwing sticks until a man grasp it.

 

 Cat Food Festival

 Cat Food Festival

Cat lovers would hate this festival because there are lots of cat meats that are eaten by people in Canete, South of Lima. This happens always in September.  The dishes here include the greaves, huacat and schnitzel. The belief is that cat meat can be used in taking care of bronchi ailments

 

Thaipuism Festival

Thaipuism Festival

If you are strong enough, them this Hindu festival is for you. It is in the Southern India that this is celebrated. You are going to see a lot of body piercings that are intense. This is why it is a festival that only those with heart can experience.

 

 

Tunarama

 Tunarama

In Australia, there is a festival called the Tunarama which celebrates the tossing of tuna. You are going to find one of the top weird festivals in this world here.

 

La Tomatina

La Tomatina

 It all started as a street tomato fight that teenagers were fond of until it suddenly became the world’s largest tomato fight.  It is in Bunyol that this festival happens in Spain.

 

 

Boryeong Mud Festival

 Boryeong Mud Festival

South Korea has an international mud fight that has become an international but weird festival. This festival happens in summer.

 

 

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