10 Strangest Holidays Around The World

10 Strangest Holidays Around The World


[Intro Music Starts] 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 helmets. 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 February. 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….
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