For today's post we have the most bizarre festivals in the world.
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Vegetarian Festival is held in Thailand during the ninth month of the lunar calendar. It is a sacred ritual in which participants sacrifice themselves for purity of community and their soul. They believe that causing pain by pushing sharp objects through the mouth and cheek repel evil spirits and disease. Believers are going through terrible agony, and believe that they can withstand the pain because their bodies enter the divine spirits that give them supernatural power.
This festival is held in Spain, in Corpus Christi, since back in 1620th year. All children born in the past 12 months vice on mattresses, while adult men from the village of Castrillo de Murcia training as devils and jumping over them. The festival often ends up injuries (usually adult), and it is believed that this ritual cleanses children of original sin, keeps them from disease and evil spirits.
This festival is held each spring in Kawasaki (Japan). It is a festival of fertility. During the festival you can buy sweets, vegetables and gifts in the form of the phallus. This festival was very popular among prostitutes, who believed that they will participate in it protect against sexually transmitted diseases.