January 12, 2013 | By Maria Barillaro, MSN Travel
The 10 most bizarre festivals around the world

From cheese rolling to jumping over babies, these are some of the most unique celebrations on earth.



Festa del Cornuto in Rocca Canterano, Italy; Roswell UFO Festival; and Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand. (© carmine puzo fotografo/Flickr.com; KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features; Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
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  • Festa del Cornuto in Rocca Canterano, Italy; Roswell UFO Festival; and Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand. (© carmine puzo fotografo/Flickr.com; KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features; Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
  • Turkey Testicle Festival, Byron, Illinois (© ChiPhilly/Flickr.com)
  • Contestants in the men's race chase a Double Gloucester Cheese down the steep gradient of Cooper's Hill during the annual Bank Holiday tradition of cheese-rolling on May 25, 2009, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. (© Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
  • The Penis Festival in Komaki, Japan. (© Flickr.com)
  • Gavynn Garcia from Roswell, New Mexico, competes in the alien costume contest. (© KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features)
  • In this Sept. 23, 2012 photo, a man dances La Vaca Loca or The Crazy Cow during festivities in honour of Santa Efigenia in La Quebrada, Peru. (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)
  • Festa del Cornuto in Rocca Canterano, Italy. (© carmine puzo fotografo/Flickr.com)
  • Japanese men wearing only loincloths fight for sacred sticks at the Naked Festival in Okayama, Japan, on Feb. 20, 2010. (© Sankei via Getty Images)
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While monkey buffets, nude men battling and the praising of genitals may be common in some parts of the world, these festivals most definitely make our list of the most bizarre, twisted and downright strangest festivals in the world.

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