Video: Top 10 Most Unusual Festivals Around the World

Explore the strange and unique cultural celebrations that take place in different parts of the world.

1. Cheese Rolling Festival, UK

Cheese Rolling Festival, UK

A bizarre annual event where participants chase after a wheel of cheese rolling down a steep hill.

2. La Tomatina, Spain

La Tomatina, Spain

A massive food fight where participants throw overripe tomatoes at each other.

3. Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

A festival where people play and wrestle in mud pools believed to have therapeutic properties.

4. Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand

Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand

A festival where monkeys are treated to a feast of fruits, vegetables, and desserts in front of an audience.

5. Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland

A Viking-inspired festival where participants carry torches and set fire to a replica longship.

6. Hadaka Matsuri, Japan

Hadaka Matsuri, Japan

A festival where hundreds of men strip down to loincloths and compete to catch a sacred wooden stick.

7. Day of the Dead, Mexico

Day of the Dead, Mexico

A celebration of deceased loved ones through colorful costumes, sugar skulls, and offerings.

8. Songkran Water Festival, Thailand

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand

A massive water fight to celebrate the Thai New Year, using water guns, hoses, and buckets.

9. Holi Festival of Colors, India

Holi Festival of Colors, India

A Hindu festival where people throw colored powder and water at each other to celebrate the arrival of spring.

10. Burning Man, USA

Burning Man, USA

An annual gathering of artists, musicians, and creative minds in the desert of Nevada, where a giant effigy is burned on the final night.