I love the idea of a celebration for Monkeys! On the 25th November each year in Lopburi the locals put on a lavish party, but it's not for them, it's for Monkeys.To say a big thank you to the Monkeys who help to bring thousands of tourists to the village every year a buffet with over two tonnes of food is laid out for more than 600 hundred Monkeys to enjoy.
This is probably the most unusual Festival I have come across so far, El Colacho, the Baby Jumping Festival. It seems like a bit of a crazy idea, jumping over babies, but never the less to celebrate Corpus Christi each year babies are laid out in rows in the streets of Castrillo de Murcia for men dressed as the devil to jump over. It is believed that as the devil jumps over the babies the babies sins stick to the devil and he takes them away.How babies can have sins when they are babies I'm not so sure and why no one is worried the Devils will fall and land on the babies baffles me, but otherwise this seems like good fun!
Who would have thought that there could be an entire festival dedicated to radishes?! Well there is and it's held annually in Mexico.Noche de Rábanos or the Night of the Radishes has been celebrated in Mexico since 1897 to celebrate the custom of radish sculpting adopted my market sellers to advertise on their stalls. Each year prizes are awarded for the best radish sculptors and judging by the video below everyone gets involved!
This is a much more famous festival than some of the others, but it is equally as unusual! Each year in the town of Brunol in Spain 20,000 people arrive to throw tomatoes at each other. I'm not sure why this started and what the significance of the tomatoes is but it's seems like pretty good fun to me!