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I can't think of a better way of appreciating a new culture than by taking part in one of its festivals. You'll find that some festivals are celebrated by an entire country, while others will be unique to a single city or region, but either way festivals play an important role in a culture's identity. To pay tribute to some of the more unique and outrageous reasons people celebrate life around the world, I put together this slideshow of nine festivals that are definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!