It’s no secret that human beings will look for pretty much any excuse to throw a party, and every culture has its own particular reasons to celebrate. Many of these weird festivals from around the world can be described as merely quirky or maybe gross, but some of these bizarre festivals are actually pretty disturbing.
While most international festivals share similar characteristics, like food, games, music, and drinking, that’s about where the similarities end. From epic food fights, flame-throwing, and goose pulling to city-wide water gun battles and “baby jumping,” people attend some pretty strange festivals. This list contains a round-up of some of the most insane things people do in the name of tradition.