Some deranged members of the human population consider me strange for no other reason except that I like ants. And so I am very curious to know what those deranged people will think of Entroido, a festival in Laza, Spain. The link is to an article posted on Facebook by the only Chinese friend of my older brother Joshua, Wang Mujia (白人叫他＂王约翰＂), detailing seven crazy festivals across the world. Entroido is a festival which involves, in part, waging war by throwing mud balls filled with ants angered by vinegar.
Incidentally, this article also explains a Chinese festival: 打树花, or “beating the tree to produce flowers”. It involves “hurling molten iron against a cold wall in autumn”. Yeah. Apparently the farming village couldn’t afford fireworks.