Drinking is not just a word but indeed a culture loved and fascinated all over the world. Every place on the map has its own squally way to drink and to get happy or to drink and to ditch moments of melancholy. From the phenomenal incantation of wine and cheese cravings to the most ordinary moments such as cheers to the good beginnings, alcohol has an answer for everything.
The craziest ways of drinking cultures around the world are going to give you a high, leaving you gaped like a pig.
1. Spain’s Crazy Haro Wine Festival
Every June 29th is one wild wine festival in Spain’s crazy town of Haro that falls in the northern region of La Rioja. Early morning sees a hustle bustle of people of all ages, donned in Spanish white shirts and the tomato red scarves getting ready for the insane thing. Come home to the hurling of wine at each other in botas, jugs, tumblers and even other pitchers. The crimson sight is funnily weird when the whole town looks red due to the colour of the wine and gorgeously vibrant at the same time. The people drenched from head to toe in wine kill the scene later washing it down with a bullfight majorly meant for the young buds of the town and it is a bizarre one to watch out for!
2. Full Moon Party done wildly by Thailand
The beach side of Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, Thailand boasts of this amazingly popular drinking party. On the night of full moon, the crowds get wild playing jazz, bass, techno and people world over come to be a part of this scene. The party starts when the moon just makes a cameo in the sky and looks slight yellow, and eventually tumbles down totally drunk till early hours of dawn. The beautifully lit tables & the white sand of the beach get even more mystifying with fire eaters and jugglers stealing the show. A sure weird party on the beach where so much happens all over just one night!
3. The United States does it with the ‘The Burning Man’
Yes, the festival of ‘The Burning Man’ is one hell of a blast the United States has! It takes place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and is quite a thing to watch out for. This is a party by the art community who come and celebrate what they call self-expression & radical self-reliance, all the way to gifting. A definite place to spot hippies, drinking unlimited, party till no end and much of that will leave you stumped.
4. Russefeiring Norway’s Way
What is commonly called ‘Russ’ in Norway is one strange drinking party held publicly for the younger generation. High schools pass outs, dressed in coloured clothes that take part in the Russefeiring in Oslo’s Tryvann Park. The binge drinking that takes place voluptuously and the overall enticing scenario is once in a blue moon madness never to be missed. A volley of tourists along with these young Norwegians go for this mad party and have a blast.
5. Fasnacht Switzerland
Switzerland’s Fasnacht is a fantastic lookout for a huge crowd having one of the weirdest party ever. A mob of more than 10,000 and more cloaked carousers being a part of this big event is one drinking excuse for fun. A number of people dressed up in fancy mantles to have fun and parade all over the town from four in the morning, singing and dancing away to glory, exude a grand vibe of endless celebration. This calls for drinking and some of the gangs enact certain noteworthy events that display the memories of yesteryear fun. One of Switzerland’s happening and the biggest party, this is quite a wicked one!
The weird party cultures around the world are so scintillating that you just wish you caught one with a naked eye. So, drinking has to do a lot with the culture of a place and no good or bad things begin without a toast raised! Be it partying till dawn or be it the costume dressed people all over the world, somewhere we all are cloaked by something called as ‘fun’ and to set yourself free, having fun is not at all a bad idea.