WTForeign Fridays: 9 Crazy Festivals from Around the Globe
In many ways, we center a large portion of our lives around festivals. They provide us days off from work, allow us time to be content with our families and loved ones, and a give us a chance to eat as much as we want without Aunt Carol saying something about our necks (it's thyroidal, Carol). However, some festivals are determined to push the needle to crazy. Here, for your consideration, are those offenders.
Don't make the same mistake as this cameraman and get too close to the monkey buffet. Face ripping immediately followed this photo.
Photo by joinsMSN
How high would you climb for a bun and some glory? Every year, these guys risk their lives and forsake their sanity for the chance to climb this abundance of buns.
Photo by Picture China
PETA once went to Spain to protest this one, but fled when they were pelted with goats.
Photo by ThumbPress
Bringing a whole new meaning to the adage "ball and chain."
Photo by Paddy's Little Helper
Holi Pigment, Batman! This one almost looks too surreal to be true. I haven't seen such a beautiful spectrum since my pet unicorn, Horny Pete, had diarrhea.
Photo by vgorode
When an event demands that you have ambulances on standby, something is wrong. Wrong, but damn fun! Seriously, check this one out, guys.
Photo by Planet Siol
Awww, this festival is just cute! Until you scroll down to the second image.
Photos by Julias
This festival centers around an ancient monument that Japanese prostitutes used to frequently implore to protect them from sexually transmitted diseases.
Photo by pervik66
Many people don't realize that Justin Bieber's "Baby" is a protest song against this very festival. I wish I could say this was Photoshopped.
Photo by Gawker
If you're from (or know of somewhere) that has a festival as crazy as these examples, post it on the corkboard! Also, check out our weekly competition and create your own version of our Hobo Advice image macro. If you're one of us, you'll do it. Plus, follow WTFoto on...