Unusual festivals outside Nigeria

Check out 5 unusual festivals you have probably never heard of.

 

There are definitely different festivals all around the world.

From jumping over a baby to throwing tomatoes in a fight. Check out 5 unusual festivals you have probably never heard of.

Baby jumping (El Colacho) is a traditional Spanish holiday dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in Madrid.

During the act, men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street.

is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun.

It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.

This is a type of Japanese Festival in which participants wear a minimum amount of clothing; usually just a Japanese loincloth in hope of gaining luck for the entire year.

It's a competition between babies to see who can cry the loudest first. Babies are handed by their parents to two friendly novice Sumo wrestlers.

The Sumo wrestlers smile to get the babies crying.

Every year in As Neves, Spain, anyone who has suffered a near death experience in the previous year is paraded through the streets either carrying a coffin, or being carried in a coffin by family and friends.

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