The holidays are a time for friends, family, and togetherness. Yet, not all vacations were created equal. Some are just totally weird. Take for example these 10 vacations from all over the world. They really seem like a lot more interesting than the conventional New Year”s or Christmas.
1.) Nyepi (Quiet) Day.
The whole city shuts down from 6 am until 6 pm to observe the new year in Bali, Indonesia. That means no speaking, no play, no work, and no eating for 12 total hours. Nyepi Day occurs approximately mid March annually, and is a Hindu holiday of self-reflection.
2.) La Tomatina.
Spain is a nation that loves a great party, and La Tomatina is the ideal example of this. Every year around the end of August, thousands of people pack the streets of Bunol to throw 120,000 pounds of uncooked tomatoes at each other. That”s seriously all there’s to it.
3.) Lopburi Monkey Buffet.
In Lopburi, Thailand, the locals have an appreciation for their native monkey population. During the last week of November, they prepare a banquet at the Pa Prang Sam Yot temple for the monkeys. It”s really a vacation cooked up by a local businessman as a means to raise tourism.
4.) World Toilet Day.
World Toilet Day annually, the World Toilet Organization holds. It”s a serious party of everyone”s favourite porcelain creation. The vacation is meant to raise consciousness about improving sanitation facilities all over the world.
5.) Tinku Hit Your Neighbor Festival.
Seems like the recipe for the vacation that is perfect, right? This Bolivian festival predates colonial times. In the hamlet of Tinku, locals get together and beat up each other. The reason is because the earth in order to supply an excellent crop Goddess Pachamama demands a blood homage.
6.) Pissing Day.
During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Amy at the Battle of Princeton ran out of town British troops. Legend has it that as the British fled Princeton, the locals turned out to pee in the roads on them. Nassau Street is closed off to observe this unusual occasion around the middle of March.
7.) Hadaka Matsuri.
In Japanese, Hadaka Matsuri literally translates to “nude guy festival.” This holiday occurs every year around. Guys strip down to loin clothing or less in the freezing winter to analyze their manhood and bravery. Traditions change from town to town, but the thought for the guys to examine themselves as a manner of securing good fortune in the new year.
8.) Straw Bear Day.
This holiday is held in the English town of Whittlesea to indicate the beginning of the agricultural year on January 7th. A boy or a guy is fully covered in straw and directed from house to house to dance in exchange for beer, food, or cash. Subsequently the straw costume is combusted in the town square.
9.) National Weatherman Day.
Every February 5th, the world put together expresses their gratitude for meteorologists. There aren”t many solid conventions around this vacation, except perhaps for frustration.
10.) Beer Day.
Beer fans flock to Iceland on March 1st every year for Beer Day. It”s basically an all day beer drinking bash. The source of the vacation is the day when Iceland repealed their 75-year-long ban on beer. A reason behind rejoicing really.
There you have it. Individuals all over the world observe beer, straw, silence, and more! Now, get out there and be joyful!