Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival

Every summer, Daecheon beach, one of the largest sandy beaches on South Korea’s west coast, turns into one huge mud madness. Initiated as a marketing coup to promote the medicinal effects of the mud...

Pacu Jawi

Pacu Jawi

Every year Indonesian farmers come together to celebrate the end of the rice harvest with an astonishing spectacle called Pacu Jawi. The traditional bull race is held in the Minangkabau highlands of West Sumatra,...

La Tomatina

La Tomatina

La Tomatina is a festival in which participants throw over-ripe tomatoes at each other in a harmless but chaotic battle. It takes place every year on the Wednesday of the last week of August...

Fête Du Citron

Fête du Citron

The Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival) is a traditional festive event which is held every year at the end of winter in Menton in the south of France. Each year, over 200,000 tourists visit...

Noche De Rabanos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Noche de Rábanos

Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes) is an annual contest that takes place on the day of the Christmas Market (December 23) in the City of Oaxaca, Mexico. On this day, people create...

Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake is an annual event that takes place every Spring bank holiday at Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. The participants run after a big cheese wheel rolling down...

Kräftskiva, Swedish Crayfish Party


Kräftskiva is a summertime eating and drinking celebration. Originally, it stems from Sweden but has also spread over the other Nordic countries. Crayfish parties are held outdoors. The table is decorated with coloured paper lanterns...

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany


The Oktoberfest, also known as ‘Wiesn’, is an annual festival that takes place from mid-September until the beginning of October in Munich, Germany. Today, the Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world which...

Songkran Water Battles in Thailand


The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day. While astrological calculations originally determined the date for Songkran, it now takes place from 13 to 15 April every year –...

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