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5 Creepy Festivals Around the World

5 Creepy Festivals Around the World

Sarim Hamid

While we all have different cultural backgrounds, festivals and traditions, here are some that some might consider creepy.

1. Saint Nicholas Day, Prague, Czech Republic

Saint Nicholas Day

In the town square, partygoers dress up as St. Nicholas to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season and to commemorate the tale of St. Nicholas, the angel and devil. St. Nicholas is said to spectate children asking them if they were good or bad during the year. Good children are given candy whilst the bad children are said to be sent to hell. Although to most grown-ups this may be a joke, this is not the case for the children as it is not a night they will easily forget. [1]

2. Famadihana, Madagascar

Famadihana

This festival is celebrated once every seven years in Madagascar and is also known as the ‘turning of bones’. It is to honour and celebrate the dead, but even as honorable as it sounds – it is a bit stomach wrenching.

It is believed by the people that the bones of the deceases are made into new generations, and whilst the bodies are still decomposing, the dead are still able to communicate with the living world. During the festival, family members resurface the deceased and undo their wrappings and dress them in fresh clothing’s until they are fully decomposed. Having a great feast, dancing and singing with the corpses are also part of the tradition. [2]

3. Vegetarian Festival, Thailand

Vegetarian Festival

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the festival. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony. [3]

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4. Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

Running of the Bulls

For the past 600 years, this festival has been held in Spain, where angry and ferocious bulls are let loose in the streets of the city. The streets are crowded with hundreds if not thousands of spectators and participants as the bulls storm through. Participants run on the roads of Pamplona desperately avoiding the bulls who are charging straight for them, resulting in numerous severe injuries. [4]

5. Good Friday Crucifixion Re-enactment, Philippines

Good Friday Crucifixion

Easter is a holiday celebrated worldwide with great fun and enthusiasm. However, in the country of the Philippines, it is a bit more gruesome. Participants are tied down and brutally crucified on the cross in order to re-enact the sufferings of Jesus Christ. [5]

Editor’s Note:

This article presents itself as a collection and is not intended to hurt any emotions or demean anyone’s culture. We sincerely apologise if we hurt anyone as this was not our intention. Please reach out to us at hello@theteenpop.com, if there are any issues you have in regards to this article.

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Resources for the Authors:

  1. https://www.pragueexperience.com/events/mikulas.asp#:~:text=Nicholas%20Day)%20in%20Prague%20%C2%BB%2005th,of%20Christmas%20for%20Czech%20people.
  2. https://theculturetrip.com/africa/madagascar/articles/famadihana-madagascars-day-of-the-dead/
  3. https://www.bangkok.com/whats-on-events/vegetarian-festival.htm
  4. https://www.pamplonafiesta.com/
  5. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/easter-crucifixion-ritual-philippines-jesus-christ-nailed-cross-a8877916.html

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

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This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

This is not the faint of heart. In this festival, people that are participating are required to mutilate parts of their bodies in a variety of ways using blades or whatever they can use to do so. Walking on fire, climbing ladders are all common practices during the fel. The most baffling thing is that spectators have a habit of picking up mutilated body parts as a part of the ceremony.

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