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Hey guys its FuzzyTV. So throughout the year there is an abundance of mainstream holidays.
But what you might not know is the endless supply of the weirdest and most unusual events.
From Japans Bean Throwing Day to Austrias Krampus, welcome to Fuzzy Tvs 10 strangest
Holidays from around the world.
10. Obama Day (Kenya) Ever since 2008 on November 6, citizens of
the poverty stricken Kenya have celebrated this national holiday. Although the nation
is still divided on leaders, he's actually seen as a hero of sorts and the day is to
signify his victory in the polls when he was elected. This is done through parties and
other forms of celebration.
9. Haxey Hood (England) Back in the 14th century the wife of a landowner
had her silk hood blow away in the wing whilst travelling between Westwoodside and Haxey.
Apparently, several nearby workers at the local farm chased the hood which was then
promptly returned. Grateful and amused by the kindness these men showed, she donated
around 13 acres of land on the one condition that the event which just took place, would
be re-enacted each year. So, on January 6th in Haxey each year, a rugby scrum pushes a
leather tube, called a "hood," to a pub where it remains until the following year. It's
a little different sure but… there you have it.
8. Bean Throwing Day (Japan) This celebration involves people throwing
beans around shrines, temples and homes. Known in Japan as Setsubun, the holiday occurs on
the first day of spring, usually falling on the 1st or second of February. They do this
to help fend off and scare away eveil spirits that may be nearby.
7. Tinku Festival (Bolivia) Ritualistic combat. That's the main focus
of this event held in northern Bolivia. During Early May men and woman begin the event with
a strange style of dancing, which simulates a fight with fists flying in an aggressive
style. Tinku means encounter, which is spot on as then the woman then create a circle
around the men where they are encouraged with chanting as they fight one another. Surprisingly,
the main goal is to party, so they try not to injure or cause pain. It's a wonderful
display as they are dressed in colourful outfit, with the woman wearing hats and the men in
6. Magpie Festival (Chinese) Basically the variant to our Valentine 's
Day, this Chinese holiday is celebrated on the 7th day and 7th lunar month on the Chinese
calendar. The Magpie Festival involves young girls praying for a just husband, where they
demonstrate their domestic skills, such as melon carving and embroidery.
5. The Day the Music Died In 1959 an aircraft crashed, and with it,
came the deaths of here well-known musical artists. Big Booper, Richie Valens and Buddy
Holly were all mourned by the 50s generation, and is celebrated each year on the 3rd of
4. Krampus (Austria) This is quite a well-known tradition by the
western world. In Austria folklore, Krampus is Saint Nicholas's sidekick. Where Santa
reward everyone who's been good that years with wonderful gifts, the hairy and mischievous
creature visits those on the naughty list. He punishes those who have one wrong, and
to the children whom have been particularly bad, they get taken away in a sac!!
3. THE FEAST OF ANASTENARIA This celebration is held in Northern Greece
and Southern Bulgaria! Apparently, back in the middle ages when the Church of Saint Constantine
caught fire and burned, crying of the saint was heard from the idols inside. These symbols
were saved from the hot blaze by people who attended the church. Ever since then, the
feast of Saint Constantine and Saint Helena is has been held. It's a full on eight day
celebration on the 21st of May, with firewalking, stomping and dancing with live music. The
music picks up in speed and so do the dancers. Those who dance on the hot coal protests that
they don't feel the burning of their feet as they have been touched by Saint Constantine.
There is also night activities such as the sacrifice of the bull, where the hide is made
into sandals and the meat is cooked, then given to all the families.
2. NYEPI DAY (Belinese) Nyepi day is all about retrospection and reflection.
During this event, all people are asked to stay quiet and remain inside their hotels.
Security guards actually patrol the streets to ensure people are at home contemplating
on what they want in life. No radios, tvs, food and talking. Well, tvs are allowed but
as long as it's quiet. Also known as the Silent Night, it's the Balinese take on
Bali's Lunar New Year tradition. The event is then followed by cleaning rituals, such
as exorcism or the removal of effigies.
1. LA TOMATINA (Spain) A festival all about throwing tones of tomatoes
at each other! Right… The annual even in Bunol has the locals through tomatoes at each
other in a crazy food fight. Around 40,000 people take part in the event on the last
Wednesday of August, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Surprisingly, 150,000
tomatoes are thrown, that's around 45 tonnes…. Hope you brought your goggles.
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10 Strangest Holidays Around The World

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erikayokoyama published on September 21, 2020
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