5 Craziest Festivals in the World. These festivals are the craziest festivals that we could find around the world. These festivals are weird, wild and crazy
5. Vegetarian Festival
This festival is held primarily in Phuket, Thailand. In accordance with the traditions, many religious devotees will perform ritualized mutilation upon themselves and one another while under a trance-like state, including but not limited to: impaling through cheeks, arms, face, legs, back etc… This is done without anesthetic, always inside or near the temples surrounded by other devotees with only iodine, petroleum jelly and surgical gloves as precautionary measures.
4. La Tomatina
Every year in August a food fight festival called La Tomatina is held in Spain in the city of Bunol. Many people from all over the world participate in the festival where many tons of ripe tomatoes are thrown at each other in the streets. As you can see, it tends to get VERY messy…
3. Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake
It's all downhill at the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, a Gloucestershire, England, festival where participants risk life and limb to follow a wheel of cheese down a steep and bumpy hill. The rolling cheese can reach speeds up to 70 mph, and injuries are common in this event said to date from Roman times. But it's worth it considering the first prize – the winner gets to keep the cheese, if not his dignity.
2. The Monkey Festival
The thousands of monkeys who live in the Lopburi province near Bangkok and are offered a lavish feast of food, fruit and vegetables – washed down with soda pop – by local residents during the Monkey Festival in November. Feeding the critters is said to bring good luck – not to mention a heavy influx of curiosity-seeking tourists.
1. Urs Festival
The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is held over six days and features night-long dhikr/zikr qawwali singing. The anniversary is celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar. As you can see, extreme self-flagellating is an important part of the festivities…