This is an actual event where people parade large penises down the street and yell profanities amidst the celebrations
The Penis Festival pays homage to ancient traditions and is held annually in the town of Tyrnavos, Thessaly in Greece.
The Penis Festival, also known as the Phallus Festival, has a long history in ancient Greek traditions. It dates back to a time when the Greeks honoured Dionysus, the god of wine, parties, and fertility.
During these ancient fertility rituals, the penis symbolised virility, growth, and the circle of life. It was believed that celebrating it would bring about abundant harvests and prosperity to the community.
Held on the first Sunday in April, people skip church services to parade through the town with oversized penises in celebration of the festival.
What does such an unusual festival mean?
In previous times, it used to be a symbol of fertility, but the modern-day Penis Festival has shifted its focus towards nothing but plain humour and fun.
The festival has become a time for locals and visitors to let loose and enjoy a day of laughter, jokes, cussing, and playful banter.
During the event, everyone is expected to come with a fake penis and you’ll notice these penis symbols literally everywhere.