In most countries there are a wide variety of festivals taking place on any given day of the year. The majority of these festivals tend to have some type of purpose within the specific culture, though some are mostly held just for tourists or for fun. However, there are a couple of countries around the world that play host to some truly bizarre festivities. These festivals take place annually because they were passed down by ancestors for many decades. If given the opportunity, you should truly take some time to visit one or more, though be prepared to be creeped out or just cringe a lot.
The Kanamara Matsuri is an incredibly odd Japanese festival taking place in Kawasaki every year. The festival is focused around penis-shaped carvings, candies, and decorations, most of which are popular amongst the local prostitute population.
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake is exactly what it sounds like. A lot of people – mostly men – come together in England and roll bits of cheese down a hill. The first person to roll and race down the hill and touch the bottom wins the entire circle of cheese.