Festivals don’t get much slimier than this traditional celebration in Andalucia.
Take that, health and safety people! Another foolhardy British tradition – this time with huge fireballs and a whole lot of flammable kilts – lives on.
A festive fancy dress football match between fishermen and fireman in Scarborough, with a dunking for the losers.
The brave villagers of Allendale in Northumberland celebrate New Year with some rather spectacular headgear.
This sleepy little Cambridgeshire village barrels into life on Boxing Day.
Italy’s biggest food fight takes place during the Ivrea Carnival, and yes – citrus fruit is the missile of choice.
Monster lovers, maniacs and anime geeks – this is the spectator sport for you.
The largest living land animal playing football, running races, painting and re-enacting battles.
Mix Scottish and Viking traditions and you get one seriously big fire festival.
Who’s scared of a little mud? No? How about gallons of it, raging fires and wannabe Vikings snapping at your heels?