There are countless numbers of holidays, festivals, and events around the world each year. Many catch people’s attention and interest for its highlights and popularity. However, some annual events covering a variety of topics from amusing to the bizarre taken place worldwide have been increasingly making their footings.
The Coming of Age day, a Japanese holiday, is held on the second Monday of January to congratulate and encourage those who turned or will turn 20 up to March 31. Newly recognized adults are handed out small presents.
Japanese women ride a roller-coaster at an amusement park in Tokyo.
On January 3, 2011, there was a strange competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province, Chile. Participants wearing only a pair of shorts stayed in a glass containers filled with ice.
Jin Songhao (R) won the cold endurance competition with 120 minutes in direct full body contact with ice.
Participants in shark costumes at the 91st Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia
“Les tetes” (Heads) and “Double voitures” (Double automobiles) at an exhibition at the Museum of modern art in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
A carnival which features a 1,400-year-old celebration with pagan roots took place in the village of Vevcani on January 13, 2011. Political satire was the most outstanding point of the carnival.
Atop bamboo ladder performance by members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association
The temple festival is held annually in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The highlights of the festival are decorated elephants, colorful procession, and drum concerts.
Thousands of commuters from New York, Barcelona, and London have unclothed their underpants for the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Participants braved freezing conditions as they go about their normal routine.
Burlesque dance outside the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in London on January 3, 2010
Over 350 bullfighters took part in the annual bullfight festival in Zapote on December 30, 2010.
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