Wife-Carrying Championship in Sonkajärvi, Finland
This festival is exactly what it sounds like: men hoist their wives up over their shoulders and carry them through an obstacle track. Why on earth would anyone want to do this? For free beer, of course (only beer could motivate such a thing). For almost three decards now, couples have been partaking in a ritual that stems back to tribal wife-stealing practices in order to win their wife’s weight in beer.