There are countless festivals in the world and as long as people love having fun, they will exist. When we look at the variation of the festivals we can clearly see that people don’t need a reason to have fun. As a result of this the subjects of the festivals can be really surprising. Glocalzone team have chose Best 3 Festivals Around The World to introduce the most original ones to you.
1) Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Are you ready to learn about the weirdest annual event in England? Think about a race that you have to chase a Rolling cheese wheel down the hill. The public of Brockworth has been chasing the precious cheese wheel since 1800s but unluckily it canceled in 2010 because of some health’s and safety concerns.
As you understand, several large wheels of cheeses are rolled down a hill and crazy public of Brock worth trying to catch one of them. In the reality the cheese can never be caught. The winner of the race is the first person who crosses the line at the end of the hill. I hope you didn’t ask for the price. Isn’t it obvious, to keep the cheese of course.
In spite of the fact that this event has cancelled, the local people are determined to keep this tradition alive so, it has been arranged by the public since 2010.
We think that this is the funniest festival among the Best 3 Festivals Around World!
2) La Tomatina Fest
If you want to punch into someones face with a tomato don’t make a plan for next Wednesday of August. Every year upon thousands of people join the Tomato Battle in the town of Bunol near Valencia.
The festival is being occurred since around the en of World War 2. There are many myths and legends about the original story of this tradition but the actual reason it has survived as an annual must be the amusement of it. Whatever the starting point is, La Tomatina Festival is a strong part of our Best 3 Festivals Around the World list!
It can be a battle but don’t forget about the fact that we use tomatoes as gun so we have to calm down and obey the rules.
1)The battle begins when the water cannon fired.
2) Participants must stop throwing tomatoes as soon as they hear the second round of the cannon fire.
Every year, only 20.000 lucky people can join this battle. If you want to be a participant, you need to grab a ticket immediately!!
We all know Oktoberfest as a beer festival all over world. But it’s not an actual fest. It’s an anniversary. In 1880 Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen and they wanted to share their happiness with all of the citizens so they organized a party. As you understand, the citizens still celebrate these free-handed couples marriage anniversary. So sweet, isn’t it??
In addition there is one more common mistake about the Oktoberfest. It’ known as a “Beer Fest” all over the world however you can’t drink beer in Oktoberfest. The thing you drink is “Oktoberfestbeer”. I seem to hear “Is this girl making fun of us?” questions. I swear, I’m not… This drinks are made for Oktoberfest by six special fabrics based on Münih. Without wishing to boast i’d like to say that the beer turns your head so bad… If you still don’t believe me you can have a try !!
In years, the festival has changed a little bit. Nowadays, music is a big part of celebrations. A band performs from Traditional German Band Classical’s to Black Eyed Peas songs during the festival–anniversary-.
If you think that the Germans are wassailer you gonna change your mind after you read this paragraph. South Baviera was known with it’s terrible water purification. The water of city caused cholera, black death and more other diseases so the genius public found a brilliant solution to quench their droughtness; beer!
Bottles up! Stated in other words; “ zum Wohl!”.
It’s not a surprise that Oktoberfest is in our Best 3 Festivals Around The World list because of the fact that it includes drinking beer!
WARNING! The Oktoberfest doesn’t start in October. It’s being celebrated earlier than previous year. Next year it’s going to be celebrated in between 22th September-7th October. We suggest you to taste “Oktoberfestbeer” insistently.
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