Awesome HOLI-LIKE festivals celebrated in the world

Holi is the festival of craziness and fun, apart of being religiously important in India.

A festival in which getting messy with colors, dumping water buckets on each other is part of the celebration.

Don’t worry , you are not alone . There are so many festivals in the world which are as crazy and unique as Holi with the same fun and filthiness. Let’s have a look

The Orange Battle In Italy

It’s similar to our very own Holi but instead of colors people throw oranges on each other.

It is the largest food fight in Italy celebrated in picturesque lake-town of Ivrea.

You can pack your bags next February if you want to get indulged in the celebration and take bath in orange juice. Don’t worry it has good skin benefits.

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2) La Tomatina of Spain

A very famous festival even depicted in the movie “zindagi naa milegi dobaara” is celebrated in Valencian town of Bunol . It is celebrated by throwing rotten tomatoes on each other.

It is a local tomato fair usually celebrated on last Wednesday of August.

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3) Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea

This is a festival celebrated for around 2 weeks involving mud massage, mud games and mud adventures. People tend to roll and play with mud all over their body.

Seems filthy, but it is celebrated just to highlight the health benefits of Boryeong mud which contains minerals extremely good for your skin.

So if you want a mud facial, flee to Boreyeong festivities.

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4) Battle of Wine

Now, this sounds interesting. The Battle of Wine takes place every year in the town of Haro of Northern Spain.

People have wine games, drink wines, pour it on one another using buckets.

It is held every year in the summer (June) , battle of wine regionally called as “Batalla de Vino

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5) Clean Monday Flour War Carnival, Greece

There’s nothing clean about The Clean Monday festival that’s held in Galaxidi in Greece. Usually celebrated in early March, this marks the beginning of the 40-day Lent period.

Revellers paint each other’s faces using sacks and sacks of flour.

The flour is usually colored for a beautiful impact.

The Clean Monday flour war is being celebrated from last 200 years with proper precautions like masks and head cover.

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So pack your bags and explore the world.

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