Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the weirdest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland
Traditional Scottish games consist of events, dances, food and drinks, allowing you to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland
These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the coming of summer.
The naked men festival Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama, Japan
The festival is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Phuket, Thailand
Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, eating vegetarian food to escape from the epidemic.
Holiday hens, Wayne, Nebraska, USA
Each summer the town celebrates the CSD in a range of activities: dancing with the biggest chickens in the world, roosts for chickens of cement, decorated by local artists, and others.
The celebration of the body of Christ (Corpus Christi), Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Centuries-old ritual of jumping over children is designed to protect babies from evil spirits.
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