Festivals of the World
March 18, 2006 10:53 PM   Subscribe

Looking for somewhere to go and see how humanity celebrates being alive? Or maybe you're just interested in nettle eating, a parade of the unmarried women, wife carrying championships, sand sculpture or kinetic sculpture. If you're gonna make an omlette, you have to break some eggs.
posted by lalochezia (6 comments total)
Note that this is a huge site: all of the above examples came from "bizarre" just in May/June.

I find for best results you should limit your search using one-off events to get the good stuff.
posted by lalochezia at 10:54 PM on March 18, 2006

The wife carrying thing in Finland is getting more and more airplay, in ten years that little town will be as well known as Pamplona.

Tourism! Money! Good for them, and good on Rosvo-Ronkainen for his creative and original gang recruitment technique.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:25 PM on March 18, 2006

So its a really big and comprehensive travel website?

Well, maybe not THAT comprehensive as I'm pretty sure there will be some cricket played somewhere on the planet in the next year.
posted by fenriq at 11:40 PM on March 18, 2006

Actually, this site evolved from the 100 Things to do before you die book by Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica
posted by growabrain at 12:09 AM on March 19, 2006

Is the wife carrying and egg-breaking thing related?
posted by Smedleyman at 1:43 PM on March 19, 2006

I've always been partial to the Air Guitar World Championships held annually in my beloved home country. (Finland, I might add, is not a part of Scandinavia. Or maybe it is.)
posted by slimepuppy at 2:33 AM on March 20, 2006

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