Saturday, July 27, 2013

Festivals, events... Part 2

 Fiesta de Santa Marta Ribarteme - Las Nieves, Spain

29 July, people in northwest Spain who have had near-death experiences climb into coffins. The boxes are carried into Santa Marta de Ribarteme, the church dedicated to Mary Magdalene’s sister, with the coffins’ inhabitants playing dead or cheekily peering down at their solemn bearers. Pilgrims without relations to shoulder them must lug empty coffins.

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Boryeong Mud Festival - Boryeong, South Korea

Known as one of the best mud sites in the world, Boryeong Mud Festival begins on July 19 at Daecheon Beach, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). 

During the ten-day event, the city of Boryeong will host nearly 60 programs in four categories -- unique activities like mud massage, exhibitions like a mud photo contest, sideline events like a mud cosmetics fair, and night events such as concerts and a hip-hop rave party. 

 Cheese Rolling Festival - Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire, UK
From the top of the hill a 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese.

El Colacho (El Salto del Colacho) - Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Since 1620, the town of Castrillo de Murcia (near Burgos) in Spain has celebrated Corpus Christi with an act that is known as 'El Colacho'. During the act - known as 'El Salto del Colacho' (the jump of the devil) or just 'El Colacho' men dressed as the Devil jump over babies who lie on mattresses in the street.

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