35 Outlandish Festivals That Prove Anything Can Be Celebrated


Turkey Trot festival

Turkey Trot festival

Turkey Trot festival is an annual festival celebrated in Yellville, Arkansas where live turkeys are dropped from planes.

22Songkran water festival

Songkran water festival

Thailand celebrates the annual Songkran water festival between April 13 and April 15. This festival features nonstop water fights.

23International Redhead Day

International Redhead Day

Redheads from more than 80 countries gather in the Dutch city of Breda for the International Redhead Day, which takes place every year in the first week of September.

24Boryeong Mud festival

Boryeong Mud festival

Boryeong Mud festival takes place every summer in the town of Boryeong, South Korea. This international mud fight attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Strangely enough, it was originally intended to be a marketing vehicle for local cosmetics producers who use the mineral-rich mud in their products.

25Da Shuhua

Da Shuhua

Da Shuhua is a traditional Molten Iron Throwing Festival in China originating around 500 years ago in-which blacksmiths throw heated iron into the air for fireworks-like effect.

26Kots Kaal Pato

Kots Kaal Pato

There is a Mexican festival called Kots Kaal Pato that involves filling pinatas with live animals and beating them to death. The climax is ripping the head off of a live duck.



Each year during the Norwegian festival of Slinningsbålet, pallets are stacked several stories high and are burnt to set the record for the tallest bonfire.

28Festa Confederada

Festa Confederada

There is a town in Brazil named Santa Bárbara d'Oeste that has a large population of people descended from American Civil War soldiers who fled there after the war. They have an annual festival called the Festa Confederada, where southern activities take place. People dress as southerners, and Confederate flags are flown.



On the Isle of Man, children sing songs and carry lanterns made from turnips, while adults try to predict the future using ashes from the fire on 31st October during a festival called Hop-tu-Naa.

30International Highline Meeting festival

International Highline Meeting festival

During the International Highline Meeting festival attendees spend most of their time strung up on tightropes stretched across the Italian Alps in Monte Piana.