Quirky Festivals Celebrated Across the Globe
While Eid, Christmas, Diwali, etc. are popularly known festivals, there are many festivals celebrated across the globe that do not have the same fame. They might be considered as lesser-known local celebrities. Read on to know about these quirky and fascinating festivals around the world.
5 Bizarre Festivals in the World
Bonza Bottler Day
This festival is celebrated in Australia every month when the number of the month and the day are the same, e.g. September 9, December 12. Elaine Fremont was the person behind the creation of Bonza Bottler Day. The celebration of this festival has been in practice since 1985 and the mascot for the Bonza Bottler Day party is a groundhog that throws confetti while dancing. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
It’s a festival that has descended from the Viking celebration of the sun’s rebirth. It begins with hundreds of people wearing themed costumes and carrying fire torches. The ceremony ends with people throwing the fires in a replica of a Viking ship. Up-Helly-Aa is held every year in mid-winter to commemorate the end of Yule season.
The Day the Music Died
On 3rd February 1959 renowned American musicians Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, and J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) lost their lives in a plane crash. Their death anniversary is celebrated as the “Day the Music Died.”
Straw Bear Day
Celebrated on 7th January, it marks the onset of the agricultural year in England. On Straw Bear Day, a man is dressed up entirely in straw and goes around dancing in exchange for food, beer or money.