Spending holidays and vacations with your friends and loved ones is a nice idea. But have you thought about taking your holiday vacation to the next level by spending it with them in an out of the country getaway? Well, we think its time for you to consider that idea because spending your vacation celebrating unique, weird but fun holidays in other countries might just be the adventure you’re searching for. That is why in this article, we are going to help you find your next fun, unique, and exciting holiday destination.
Santa Run in Newton, Wales
If you are like running and Christmas, then the Santa Run celebration is the right festival for you. They celebrate this in Newton, Wales with over 5,000 people that gathertogether and run a seven kilometer race while wearing a Santa Claus costume. This is a fun event because aside from running a marathon dressed as Santa Claus, half of the proceeds of the event will go to charity. Now that’s a great way to celebrate the season of giving.
Day of the Dead in Mexico
If you are into spooky stuff, then you should head on down to Mexico and celebrate with them on the Day of the Dead. In Mexico, this is a holiday where they celebrate death. People gather with friends and family to pray and build altars called ofrendas for the souls of their loved ones who have passed away. The ofrendas are often decorated with food, beverages, skulls, and marigolds.
Lopburi Monkey Buffet in Thailand
Do you want to see a monkey enjoying a buffet? Then you should head on down to Thailand and see what happens during Lopburi Monkey Buffet. They celebrate this during the last weekend of November every year. Trust us, this festival is one wild party. Locals lay out a variety of delicious foods for the monkeys to munch on and they also give them some Coca-Cola.
Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca, Mexico
It is common for us to see gourds and pumpkins carved for celebration, but have you seen carved radishes? They celebrate the Night of the Radishes during 23rdof December every year. Locals handpicked radishes based on their shape and sizes and carve them into different scenes and objects. One of the popular scenes they like to carve radishes into is the Nativity to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
Melon Day in Turkmenistan
Melon Day is a holiday in Turkmenistan where they honor the melon fruit. Citizens enjoy celebrating the delicious fruit and the popular crossbreed of melon called muskmelon.
Mud Festival in South Korea
If you don’t mind getting a little muddy and dirty from head to toe during your vacation, then you’ll absolutely love celebrating the Mud Festival in South Korea. This festival is held during July of every year. You can enjoy ziplines, inflatables, and of course mud wrestling.
Sunburnt Christmas in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Are you tired of the cold winter snow every Christmas? Then you should think about heading on down to the land down under. They celebrate this tradition every Christmas in Sydney, Australia, locals trades out mittens and coats for self-tanning oil, swimsuits, and some sun. They also like to mix some Santa hats to their swimming attire. Music, sand, sea, and sun are the perfect combination for a hot Christmas party, don’t you think?
Inti Raymi in Cuzco, Peru
People from Cuzco, Peru likes to re-enact the Incan sun ceremony during Inti Raymi every 24th of June. Hundreds of people that came from all across the globe gather together in Cuzco, Peru to celebrate the Winter Solstice. During the ceremony, a man is chosen to play the emperor and be carried on a golden throne to Sacsayhuaman. After that, he asks for the sun’s blessings for the coming months.
Picnic Day in Australia
If you want to enjoy a relaxing day outside and just have a picnic with your friends and loved ones, then you should head on down to Australia and celebrate Picnic day with the locals. It is celebrated every first Monday of August. You can have a small picnic with your friends or you can join the massive picnic by the Adelaide river.
Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
If you are looking for an exciting and adrenaline pumping fun, then you should book a flight to Spain and get to see, or experience, the famous San Fermin festival. It is where they release a dozen bulls to run the streets of the town. Reports say that there is an estimate of 200 people getting injured each year by this bizarre celebration. Are you brave enough to try?
Holi in India
Do you want an instagramable holiday? You might want to check out the Holi festival in India. It is considered to be the most colorful festival in the world. it is celebrated with dancing, singing, and colorful fights where colorful powders and water are thrown at people. It creates a rainbow colored magic as you’ve never seen before. Be prepared to walk away with every color on your skin, hair, and clothes.
Hanukkah in Israel
If you want to have a peaceful and solemn vacation, you should try celebrating Hanukkah in Israel. Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is celebrated every December by people of the Jewish faith. They celebrate this holiday by lighting a nine-candle menorah, gift giving, and spinning a traditional top known as the dreidel.
The Feast of Anastenaria in Bulgaria and Greece
Is getting ran over by a bull not exciting enough for you? Then you should try celebrating the Feast of Anastenaria in Bulgaria and Greece and experience dancing on live coals. This feast symbolizes the daring rescue of icons of saints from a fire on the Church of Saint Constantine during the Middle Ages. Fortunately and miraculously, nobody has been harmed in doing this ritual and participants even said that they actually do not feel any flames as they are dancing in live coals.
We hope we gave you an idea about where you should plan your next vacation. These interesting holidays are fun to experience alone or with friends and loved ones. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags because adventure is waiting!