Unusual holidays July
Some holidays like each other as two drops of water from year to year repeats the same thing. You get used to them and celebrate them always with the same script, the same characters. But sometimes want something special, right? Today we introduce you to the most unusual holidays July.
Every year on 4th of July in Finland is very interesting holiday – championship drag favorite women . The rules are simple – a man takes his beloved on the back, as long as the woman does not touched the ground. This tradition is taken from the Vikings. Imagine how in this day Finn jealous of all other women.
In Michigan (USA) July 5 that passes for 37 years, the international championship spitting cherry pits . This unusual and funny holiday attracts residents of neighboring States. It all started with the fact that in 1974 the company Tree-Mendus Fruit, specializing in the cultivation of cherries, decided to draw attention to their products. The task of the participants of the event – to “outdo” the incredible record of 280 metres, which established in 2003, Brian Krause .
And in other U.S. state Michigan July 5, fun and humorous and have fun in the Games southerners rednecks . The first such games were held in 1996 in anticipation of the Olympics in Atlanta. Thought they are specifically for “ordinary workers” who just “wanted to revel in full after a hard day’s work”. Celebrate southerners are Americans this day is quite interesting: throw on the range “southern horseshoes” (toilets) and the wheel caps, the fight for pork legs and jump on his stomach in huge mud puddles.
July 6th is international kissing day . For the first time this holiday was celebrated in the UK. But 20 years ago it was approved by the UN. In many countries in this day there are a lot of various contests in which participants have a chance to win various prizes and gifts. Unfortunately, the authorship of the first kiss is not established, but it is known that A. E. Wolfram from Minnesota 15 September 1990 during the festival for 8 hours kissed 8001 people. The record of American who managed to kiss a new person every 3.6 seconds, until beaten.
10 July in Bognor (UK) – the holiday of the people-birds . On the surface of the sea to build a large platform from which people with wings, made with his own hands, jumping in the ocean. The farther you fly, the more chances he has to win.
A very unusual festival takes place in Laguna Niguel (USA) . There every second Saturday of July, a huge number of people getting near the railroad and show their bare buttocks to passing trains. The holiday was called the Demonstration naked buttocks .
World chocolate day invented to celebrate the French. 16 years on 11 July for fans of sweet is my favorite holiday. The first chocolate have learned to do the Aztecs, they called it “food of the gods”. While the Spanish conquistadors who first brought him to Europe, dubbed the delicacy “black gold”. At first, chocolate was consumed only by the aristocracy, and only in the early 20th century with the advent of the industrial production of chocolate were able to enjoy the simple people. Is chocolate good for health. It stimulates the release of endorphins – hormones of happiness. The world’s first monument to chocolate opened on 1 July 2009 in Pokrov, Vladimir region.
In 1957, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce established a festival – national day of hotdog or just for the Day of the sausages . The origin story of sausages hidden in the darkness. Most likely, the name “hot dog” comes from German immigrants who were brought to America their sausages and dogs breed Dachshund. The similarity of small long Dachshund and the sausage gave rise to this name. In different cities of America serves a variety of hot dogs in Texas – with cheese and pepperoni, in Chicago – with mustard, pickles, tomatoes and onions, in Kansas city – with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Americans eat hot dogs every day, but on July 18 all gorge on them to satiety, arranging a veritable feast for our stomachs.
Vintage holiday – the Day Sony is celebrated on July 27 in Finland . In the heart of the holiday – giving ancient about seven sleepers, which by order of the Roman Emperor were bricked up alive in a cave, where he slept for several centuries. The Holy martyrs miraculously not died and woke up after a long sleep, I realized that the world has changed. According to the legend, the one who will sleep in the Day Sony longer than usual sleep all his life. To combat liebke and lazy Finns came up with great entertainment. In each city, choose a very lazy person and, wrapping it in a blanket, thrown into the waters of the Gulf of Finland. When he gets out on the land all together go to the town square, where the fun continues.
We rejoice any occasion, and if he’s still unusual, it is, as they say, “God ordered”. Especially now that many Russians have an opportunity during the holidays to go to any country on an interesting festival or carnival. Happy holidays!