Festivals are a great way to celebrate the traditions, culture and glorious heritage of a country. Different countries have diverse cultures and traditions. Therefore, the way of celebrating festivals in different countries is diversified. Summer and spring are considered festival seasons, and people across the globe celebrate different festivals during these times. Festivals can be different depending upon the culture and location.
You might be surprised to know that people in different countries celebrate the weirdest art festivals. We have highlighted some of them here. If you are someone who has the eagerness to know these festivals, you must run to the following points of interest:
Wife Carrying World Championship, Finland
Well, it is basically a sports festival where the male competitor will have to carry his female partner. You are probably wondering how it can be a sport. You might be shocked to know that people in Finland have been celebrating this for the past 17 years. It has gained so much popularity that it is now being organized in the U.S. and U.K.
The concept is simple: the male competitor will have to reach from one point to another carrying his female teammate. There will be obstacles such as water hazards, fences, and many more. Along with it, there will be brews, music and many enjoyable activities.
World Body Painting Festival, Austria
We all love painting, and we have even seen body painting. But have you ever imagined that this art is celebrated internationally? Yes, you have heard it right; people in Austria celebrate the world body painting festival. Artists across the globe participate in this festival. They use UV effects, special effects, torsos, face painting and many more. If you are devoted to art, you will definitely enjoy this festival.
The Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
Do you love playing with mud? Well, for a kid, the answer will be affirmative. However, there is a mud festival that is celebrated in South Korea. It is called the Boryeong Mud Festival. A funny, as well as a filthy festival, is celebrated using mud cosmetics. People have been celebrating this for the past 15 years. It is a nine-day celebration where people play with the mud. Visitors can participate in several dirty activities such as mud wrestling, mud races, mud facials and many more. Along with these, there will be fireworks, soap and pottery making demonstrations and hip-hop music.
So, these are some weirdest art festivals in the world. If you want some craziness, you can visit these places to celebrate the festivals.