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Hotdogs on Independence Day, free market on King's Day and other festive traditions

July 04, 2014, 16:07 UTC+3
Peculiar traditions of celebrating different festive occasions around the world in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS
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The tradition of holding Hot Dog Eating World Championship in New York on Independence Day has existed since 1916
The tradition of holding Hot Dog Eating World Championship in New York on Independence Day has existed since 1916
The tradition of holding Hot Dog Eating World Championship in New York on Independence Day has existed since 1916
© AP Photo/John Minchillo
Residents of Australia's Port Lincoln also celebrate their country's independence day in a peculiar way: they compete in tossing a 10 kilograms frozen tuna
Residents of Australia's Port Lincoln also celebrate their country's independence day in a peculiar way: they compete in tossing a 10 kilograms frozen tuna
Residents of Australia's Port Lincoln also celebrate their country's independence day in a peculiar way: they compete in tossing a 10 kilograms frozen tuna
© AP Photo/Des Woolford
In Great Britain Queen's birthday is celebrated with festivities and fireworkd. The peculiar fact is that the date is not the same as Queen's date of birth, but is officially set for one of June's Saturdays
In Great Britain Queen's birthday is celebrated with festivities and fireworkd. The peculiar fact is that the date is not the same as Queen's date of birth, but is officially set for one of June's Saturdays
In Great Britain Queen's birthday is celebrated with festivities and fireworkd. The peculiar fact is that the date is not the same as Queen's date of birth, but is officially set for one of June's Saturdays
© EPA/KAREL PRINSLOO
One of Mexico's most famous festivals, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated with a picnic on a cemetery
One of Mexico's most famous festivals, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated with a picnic on a cemetery
One of Mexico's most famous festivals, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated with a picnic on a cemetery
© AP Photo/Felix Marquez
In Chile's Talca cemetary is the site of New Year festivities. The tradition has existed since 1995, when one of the city's families celebrated New Year on the grave of a relative who'd died not long before
In Chile's Talca cemetary is the site of New Year festivities. The tradition has existed since 1995, when one of the city's families celebrated New Year on the grave of a relative who'd died not long before
In Chile's Talca cemetary is the site of New Year festivities. The tradition has existed since 1995, when one of the city's families celebrated New Year on the grave of a relative who'd died not long before
© Ilustre Municipalidad de Talca
In Thailand people organize a feast for monkeys for a religious holiday on November 25
In Thailand people organize a feast for monkeys for a religious holiday on November 25
In Thailand people organize a feast for monkeys for a religious holiday on November 25
© EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
In late February - early March Indians celebrate Holi. People wear bright colorfull clothes and splash colored water
In late February - early March Indians celebrate Holi. People wear bright colorfull clothes and splash colored water
In late February - early March Indians celebrate Holi. People wear bright colorfull clothes and splash colored water
© AP Photo /Manish Swarup
The Dutch celebrate their king's birthday by holding a free market, where people with no special permission sell their old belongings
The Dutch celebrate their king's birthday by holding a free market, where people with no special permission sell their old belongings
The Dutch celebrate their king's birthday by holding a free market, where people with no special permission sell their old belongings
© AP Photo/Margriet Faber
On Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland people wear national costumes. People in other countries celebrate the day as well
On Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland people wear national costumes. People in other countries celebrate the day as well
On Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland people wear national costumes. People in other countries celebrate the day as well
©  AP Photo
The reed dance in Swaziland is held annually in late August - early September. At the end of the dance the king chooses a wife among the dancers
The reed dance in Swaziland is held annually in late August - early September. At the end of the dance the king chooses a wife among the dancers
The reed dance in Swaziland is held annually in late August - early September. At the end of the dance the king chooses a wife among the dancers
© EPA/JON HRUSA
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The tradition of holding Hot Dog Eating World Championship in New York on Independence Day has existed since 1916
© AP Photo/John Minchillo
Residents of Australia's Port Lincoln also celebrate their country's independence day in a peculiar way: they compete in tossing a 10 kilograms frozen tuna
© AP Photo/Des Woolford
In Great Britain Queen's birthday is celebrated with festivities and fireworkd. The peculiar fact is that the date is not the same as Queen's date of birth, but is officially set for one of June's Saturdays
© EPA/KAREL PRINSLOO
One of Mexico's most famous festivals, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated with a picnic on a cemetery
© AP Photo/Felix Marquez
In Chile's Talca cemetary is the site of New Year festivities. The tradition has existed since 1995, when one of the city's families celebrated New Year on the grave of a relative who'd died not long before
© Ilustre Municipalidad de Talca
In Thailand people organize a feast for monkeys for a religious holiday on November 25
© EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
In late February - early March Indians celebrate Holi. People wear bright colorfull clothes and splash colored water
© AP Photo /Manish Swarup
The Dutch celebrate their king's birthday by holding a free market, where people with no special permission sell their old belongings
© AP Photo/Margriet Faber
On Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland people wear national costumes. People in other countries celebrate the day as well
©  AP Photo
The reed dance in Swaziland is held annually in late August - early September. At the end of the dance the king chooses a wife among the dancers
© EPA/JON HRUSA

The United States of America celebrates Independence Day on July 4. In hundreds of US cities people hold parades and organize shows with fireworks on the day.

One of the most peculiar events held on Independence Day is the Hot Dog Eating World Championship in New York. It has existed since 1916.

Peculiar traditions of celebrating different festive occasions around the world in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS

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