8 famously messy festivals
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Remember when you were little and the idea of playing in the mud or tossing a piece of cake at your friend's face were the coolest things imaginable? Food fights and mud-rolling sessions are not as socially acceptable in the adult world, but that doesn't mean these activities are off-limits; it just means that you need a better excuse to get messy. Well, how about this for an excuse: “I was experiencing a traditional cultural event that happened to involve tossing food at other people or rolling around in the mud.” It’s true — there are festivals around the world that give participants a chance to throw vegetables, flour and even eggs at one another. Here are eight famously messy festivals that will give you a lot of laundry to do, but will also allow you to revisit the days when getting dirty was the ultimate expression of youth.