Top 10 Most Weird and Bizarre Festivals around the World

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6. El Salto del Colacho

El Salto del Colacho

El Salto del Colacho or the Baby Jumping Festival is one of the strangest Spanish festivals the world has ever seen which takes place in the Province of Burgos. El Salto del Colacho basically means the Devil’s jump, this event sees men jumping over babies who are kept on the mattress on the floor. This festival is considered to be one of the most dangerous festivals in the world as babies below twelve months old are kept on the ground while men make huge leaps and jumps over them, without any precautions. This is known to wipe away the sins off the babies and make sure that their journey from life to death is safe and kept away from illnesses and evil spirits.

7. Festa del Cornuto

Festa del Cornuto

Festa del Cornuto or the Festival of Horns is celebrated in honour of a man who had been cheated on. This Italian festival dates its origin back to the Roman Empire, when soldiers had to leave their wives and homes to wage on battles and war. They were given a pair of horns each on their return home. Yet, when they returned, a lot of them found their wives paired with other men and felt cheated. Since then this festival has been celebrated to console such men who felt and got cheated and thus take part in large numbers, either weeping during the parade or breaking things coming their way.

8. Pamplona Bull Run

Pamplona Bull Run

As bulls are highly respected animals among the Spanish, the Bull Run is a part of the Fiesta San Fermin which takes place from July 6 to 14 every year. A group of charging bulls are released and allowed to chase men on the 800 metre road. The aim of this run is to save yourself from the dangerous bull horns which can cause immediate death of a person. This festival which is thrilling and exciting, originated in the northeastern side of Spain way back in the early era of 14th century.

9. Roswell UFO Festival

Roswell UFO Festival

The Roswell UFO incident was a report where apparently an extra terrestrial spacecraft had landed with aliens and its other occupants. The Roswell Army Air Field had also reported that a flying disk was also found at that spot in Roswell, Mexico, but the next day those reports were claimed as false, thus creating a controversial topic for people who still believe that aliens could possibly have landed there. To celebrate this controversial event, people dress up as aliens for an annual parade and attend brief speeches by alien experts and authors.

10. Turkey Testicle Festival

Turkey Testicle Festival

The Turkey Testicle Festival is the consumption of animal testicles, which are usually battered and fried. This festival mainly uses cattle testicles for cooking, and is one of the events celebrated in small towns such as Missouri, California, Huntley, Illinois, Oakdale, Montana and Olean, with the oldest testicle festival being held at Byron, Illinois. The village of Ozrem, Serbia, holds the World Testicle Cooking Championship every year in the month of September where variety of animal testicles are cooked and served.

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