The world is full of surprises, but when it comes to celebrating events in an unusual way you can have part of real shocks. Here are some of the strangest events in the world and how they can make victims among tourists.
1. Peeing Day
Beware of Nassau Street in Princeton, New Jersey, in the second Saturday of March. Locals celebrate the withdrawal of British troops from the city in the same way that their ancestors did: urinating on "enemies" on the street. And this is not a memory that you desire to remind of your trip.
2. Silent New Year
Avoid as much as possible any trip in Bali in March 21. Indonesians celebrate in a more than unusual New Year after Balinese calendar. It is a day when the streets are deserted, the airport is closed, and people on the island have prohibition to talk, play, work or eating between 6:00 and 18:00. Strange feeling of this date is the emptiness of the streets, the local islanders preferring to remain in the house not to fall prey to temptation. The celebration is called Nyepi and it can take by surprise the tourists arrived on the island.
3. Ivrea Carnival
You travel through Ivrea, Piedmont in the first weekend of February? It would be good to run around all the time with a motorcycle helmet. Italian town in those days becomes a real battle scene with orange to celebrate the battle in which Mugnaia, daughter of a miller, beheaded in 1194 the Raineri di Biandra who possessed despotic Count town. Initially, the battle of the locals was held with beans, but later became a far more painful struggle carried on with oranges.
4. "No pants day"
"Day without pants" already has tradition in many of the world's cities. It started as a fun among students of universities in Texas that were presented at courses in first Friday in May only in underwear and then became a global phenomenon, usually practiced on metro routes.