Hiwatari Matsuri, Japan
It involves burning of prayer sticks
called ‘goma’ with Shugendo priests
walking over the burning embers.
2 Tar Barrel, England
Participants light barrels outside
pubs and hoist them on their backs
and run through the streets.
3 Las Fallas, Spain
It involves burning of the
fire-cracker stuffed ‘ninots’ or
effigies made of wood and other
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