Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri in Okayama, Japan
Anyone with the desire to witness 9,000 mostly-naked men battle each other over a pair of lucky, sacred sticks can do just that in Okayama, Japan, on the third Saturday in February. At the start of the event, a priest tosses the two sacred shingi sticks into a crowd of men in loincloths and the struggle begins. Whoever snatches the sticks and stuffs them into a box of heaped rice will be blessed with happiness throughout the year. This festival dates back 500 years to when worshippers gathered to compete over paper talismans.