The – dirty – world holidays.
How many bottles of ketchup would make a tomato, miserably perished in 70 years of existence of the Spanish “Tomatina”, it is better not to count. The figure is astronomical. After all, every year in the famous tomato battle in buñol their “dying” of 100 tons! But the Spaniards appreciate the fun above vegetables. But it just “Tomatina” rife. Still, several thousand adults fall time childhood and to them – nothing. People fooling around, in its own way: throwing tomatoes, pour tomato soup or splashing around in a puddle of tomato puree. Beauty! The main thing is not too long and not to forget, what all this tomato madness conceived. And here’s why: for the hour that lasts “battle” should be “Pomidora” buñol so that the wipers work enough for two months, at least.
The highlight: Color powder
If you believe the guidebooks, Holi in India is a celebration of spring and the rebirth of life. But if you believe your eyes, this is crazy. Anything else is just not happening to explain. You just imagine: people sprinkle each other with poisonous bright powder and happily laughing. This day is screwing the whole country, and a billion Indians turns into a billion dirty, squealing happily, piglets. “Well, not crazy, huh?” – surprised those who have in the subject. But for the Indians psycho is the one who is in Holi refuse to be smeared with paint. According to local belief, the red-blue-green powder is the best guarantee of happiness for the whole next year. Like, more than the color of dirt, the less will stick to you any other choice?
The highlight: Well water
The main thing that should be remembered by every man caught on Thai New year Songkran: not to be offended. Pour whether Thais a bucket of water on your head, will ruin an expensive camera or vymazal your face with white clay – not to be offended. They meant no harm – the tradition of this. Instead, as humans, in the New year dances at the Christmas tree and there’s Olivier, Thai people are fooling around and pour everything that moves. “Water patrols” are on every street corner. Wet ambush waits around every corner. To throw another in Thailand means the same, to wish him happiness and good luck. So keep that in mind: the less you dry clothes, the more happiness in the coming year, 2556-ohms according to the Thai calendar.
4. Wine battle
The highlight: Red wine
It has long been known: alcohol is pushing people to the exploits. In the Spanish town of Haro is learned earlier than others – annual alcoholics slaughter called “Batalla del Vino” then arrange already 600 years. But the fact that these heroic battles, no one doubts there. Judge for yourself. Every year on June 29, thousands of citizens Wake up early in the morning, dressed in white, armed with painted water guns-pistols and climb with them on a nearby mountain. There unfolds a wine battle. Instead of bullets – Rioja, the most famous Spanish wine (it is produced in these parts). Slaughter is getting more desperate. Militia neither ammunition, nor each other, each tries to get the enemy jet wine right in the mouth. The end of the “Batalla del Vino” is always the same: all side by side, as in the real war.
5. Championship throwing cakes
The highlight: Cream cakes
His appearance this holiday owes Charlie Chaplin. Yes, because it is in his films, the inhabitants of the English village Kolshet peeped idea to rush into each other cakes of custard – the very small, the liquid, which then flow from the funny face. Beastliness in Chaplin’s idea was enough, the British had arched its own rules (highest score – for a direct hit in the face, for the most ridiculous costume – extra points etc.), and turned out a new sport. World Championships in Cachete held since the 1960s. And all these years of wanting no end. It is understandable: after all, “the battle of cakes” is perhaps the only sport where actually the main thing is not victory, and participation. Because regardless of whether you will win or not, the cakes will nlopess forward for the next five years.
6. Dirty Brazilian carnival
The highlight: Green mud
The inhabitants of the town of Paraty is called the Sabbath, which they annually arrange, no more, no less “alternative Brazilian carnival”. Supposedly the one in Rio, the long-lost Brazilian enthusiasm and has become too commercial. But our is a real. The alternative offered by the citizens, is this: is the Sambadrome parade with lake Jabaquara with mud, instead of gold and feathers – shorts and a bikini, instead of demonstrations – friendly smearing each other with mud. Well, the rest is all as it should: Caipirinha, Samba (where without it?), playful Brazilians, curvaceous Brazilian model and all that jazz. Half-naked, slightly drunk, smeared with mud young people off to Jabaquara beach so that really no-no, and a flash of thought “And why go to Rio? Here—fun”.