The world’s weirdest festivals

From rolling cheese in Gloucestershire to wife-carrying in Scandinavia, the world is full of quirky, colourful – and downright bizarre – events. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but here is a selection of some of the unusual festivals you can find around the world this year:

The Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho)
June 11-15, 2009
Castrillo de Murcia, Spain

First staged in 1620, this strange event celebrating Corpus Christi sees grown men dressed as the Devil leaping over a row of babies lying in the street.

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Cheese Rolling
May 25, 2009
Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire

This popular festival involves hundreds of contestants chasing a roll of cheese down the steep, muddy Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire.

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Monkey Buffet Festival Thailand
November, 2009
Lopburi, Thailand

Over 600 monkeys are invited to feast on over two tonnes of grilled sausage, fresh fruit, icea cream and other treats. The locals see it as a thank you to the monkeys which inhabit the village and bring thousands of tourists their each year.

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