21 Completely Insane Festivals from Around the World

Burning Tar Barrel Festival in Devon, England

Burning Tar Barrel Festival in... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 21 Completely Insane Festivals from Around the World

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Each year on November 5th for reasons no one seems to remember anymore, the people of Devon, England, run through the streets with flaming barrels. It’s believed tar barrel burning may have once been used as a way of warding off evil as many fire-related British festivals take place around Halloween.

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  1. affaf says: Reply

    where is the fireworks battle festival from greece ?

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