Top 5 Weirdest Holidays

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It’s been so long since I have posted here. For some reason I haven’t been on the computer much.

5. May/June: El Colacho
The festival of El Colacho (“baby jumping”) dates back to 1620. In Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, the Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated in a truly strange manner – grown men dressed as devils leap over rows of babies to cleanse them of evil.

4. Vanuatu Land Diving Festival
In Vanuatu a traditional rite of passage is a primitive form of bungee jumping. Tribesmen construct a wooden tower and scale it, diving from the top with bungee chords made of vines. This is also meant to ensure a good yam harvest, and jumpers are considered the most successful when they actually hit their heads on the ground, making it extremely dangerous.

3. Spring: Copper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake
This event takes place annually near Gloucester, United Kingdom. Though its origins are unclear, it is hundreds of years old. A wheel of cheese is rolled down a hill and competitors scramble down the hill after it, often injuring themselves in the process. Theoretically, the goal is to catch the cheese, but since it is gets a one second head start and reaches high speeds, this is rarely occurs. Instead, the first person across the finish line wins the cheese.

2. September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Since 1995, this parody holiday has encouraged people to replace their everyday mundane speech with pirate phrases. It has gained more and more steam each year since and become a pop culture phenomenon, spawning countless pirate-themed parties and media events each year.

1. January 24th: Goat Tossing Festival
The annual Goat Toss in the town of Manganeses de la Polvorosa in northwest Spain is dedicated to the town’s patron saint, St. Vincent. Though the exact origins and purpose for the spectacle are a subject of some debate, the practice has exist for ages. A goat is thrown from the upper story of a bell tower, where it plummets into a crowd of villagers who attempt to catch it with a sheet.

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-Storm