Places with spark.
Take that, health and safety people! Another foolhardy British tradition – this time with huge fireballs and a whole lot of flammable kilts – lives on.
The brave villagers of Allendale in Northumberland celebrate New Year with some rather spectacular headgear.
Mix Scottish and Viking traditions and you get one seriously big fire festival.
More proof of national pyromania in Scotland, as if any were needed.
Pumpkins, schmumkins. If you think carving Halloween squashes takes skill, just wait till you see what these villagers can do with a turnip.
Gordon Brown. Osama Bin Laden. Anne Robinson. James Hewitt. Nelson. The Pope. What do all these household names have in common?
Guy Fawkes Night is already a strange UK celebration, but Ottery St Mary folk clearly felt its quirkiness needed a boost.
Imagine being serenaded by a dozen sequined cowboys while a 100ft neon daffodil trundles past in the distance. This is a typical moment at Burning Man.
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.
The bare basics of having fun.