Oct 20, 2012
10 BIZARRE FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD
Las Nieves, Spain
Each year on the 29th of July in the quaint little town of Las Nieves, Spain, a very strange and morbid festival takes place. It’s the Near Death Festival, anyone who has had a near death experience jumps into a coffin which is carried to the church Santa Marta De Ribarteme. And no, a rather nasty paper cut does not count, but I bet a few people try their luck with that one to save themselves a walk. It’s a plan that could backfire though; if you don’t have enough pall-bearers to carry your coffin, you have to lug it all the way to the church yourself — maybe a bit harsh on your backs.