Events

Photo © Seraphin L.
JUNE

Kirkpinar oil wrestling, Turkey

The greasy grapplings of this olive oil wrestling festival are the world’s oldest continuous annual sporting event.

Toe Wrestling, England © Sarah G.
JUNE

Toe Wrestling, England

If arm wrestling isn’t your thing, try pitting your toes against the best Britain has to offer.

Photo © R. Steven Rainwater
JUNE

Solar car race, Cyprus

Budding engineers and curious bystanders are all welcome to witness the Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge.

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JUNE

Arizkun festival, Spain

On midsummer night, the Basque village of Arizkun is the place to be: that is if you fancy running along the streets and jumping over more than 20 bonfires.

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JUNE

Phallic cakes, Portugal

Pick up a sugar-drizzled pastry shaped into a proudly erect penis, and present it to the object of your affection during Amarante’s Festa de São Gonçalo.

St John’s Festival, Portugal © Porto City Council
JUNE

St John’s Festival, Portugal

Arm yourself with a squeaky rubber mallet and head to Porto for some serious head-whacking.

Nettle Eating Competition © Girl Interrupted Eating
JUNE

Nettle-eating contest, England

There’s quirky, there’s brave and there’s just plain foolhardy. And this oddball event in southwest England definitely rates among the latter.

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