Well here’s the answer to all of you parade and festival lovers; you people who just love to store up the unwanted facts so that one day you will know something others don’t; all of you who just have been wondering about this particular subject for some time, maybe in a daydream; and especially those who have such a creative mind that you just wanted to know, then research these funny topics, and then completely forget it. Here are the answers you have been looking for. My cousin and I did some research on some insane and strange festivals around the world. If you like to travel one of these may be just the right global event you have been looking for. Here are four that I researched off of the Internet. I hope to see you there.
The Boreyong Mud Festival inSouth Korea: The festival all about mud. The rainy Glasto swamp has nothing in Boryeong city of Chungcheong province, three hours from Seoul, but 9.9million square meters of squidgy brown mineral-rich mud on nearby mud flats! In July it's put to good use in the form of mud slides, mud fights, mud baths, mud wrestling, mock battles and rodeo rides for a festival at Daecheon beach. All good clean fun. Can you imagine driving near that swamp and seeing a bunch of Koreans in mud, playing games and sliding around? I think that would be very entertaining and hysterical.
The Festival of Near-Death Experiences in Spain: At the Santa Marta de Ribarteme festival in Las Nieves, Galicia, people who've had near death experiences - surviving illnesses or accidents - are paraded through the streets in open coffins. Their relatives carry the coffin to church (God forbid any of them has a heart-attack on the way), then locals gather round to hear the story of their near misses, before fireworks to lighten the mood. It is a celebration of them surviving the near disaster, living, and the fact that they are at the festival to tell their tale.
Global Rainbow Gathering in Mexico: Peace and love and a fair bit of nudity are on the line-up at the ultimate hippy fest, which has travelled around the world since 1972. It's free and non-commercial, drugs and alcohol are banned (except marijuana) and days are filled with massages, drumming and discussing how to heal the world etc. This event is not one for cynics.
Twin Peaks Fest in the USA: Set in North Bend, the town near Seattle where David Lynch made his seminal television series, this celebratory festival includes hikes and bus trips to film locations, a celebrity dinner with some of the actors, Twin Peaks related games and a Lynch movie night.
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