Indonesia is quite familiar with the racing buffaloes or cows that are held during the festival. Apparently, not only here, several other countries also have similar festivals. Here's 5 buffalo racing festival and cow.

Start of Makepung in Bali to Pamplona in Spain, all the festival related to the racing buffaloes and cows. Here's 5 buffalo and cow racing festival that adrenaline and some are sadistic:

1. Makepung, Bali

makepung baliIt's an exciting festival takes place every year in Jembrana, West Bali. Makepung is an annual festival which is always crowded visited by tourists. There are hundreds of buffalo who participated in this festival. Makepung not only last for a few days but for a couple of months.

Before getting to the finals, this buffalo has gone through a variety of games that make them the greatest. Buffalo named buffalo Pepadu riders.

Initially, this festival is a form of preservation of the habits of the past, as well as to increase tourism in the west of Bali. Also, it can improve the quality of buffalo for farming in the future.

To enter the race, it takes two buffaloes and a jockey to set the buffalo. There are many stages of the race to be followed to reach the final. The most awaited event final course. This year, the final Makepung Festival was held on 17 November 2013.



2. Bull Race Festival, Madura

bull race MaduraSimilar to Makepung, this festival also hold a single animal. The difference is, this animal is a cow, not a bull. Cows that are contested and with a pair of jockey in the middle.

Bull Race Festival takes place every year in several cities in Madura. Starting the festival is in August, September and continues on the final match falls in late September or October. Her own long race with only 1 minute long track about 100 meters.





3. Buffalo Racing Festival of Chonburi, Thailand

buffalo racing ThailandBetween Pattaya and Bangkok, there Chonburi City which became the origin of the festival of Chonburi Buffalo Race. The festival is similar to Bull Race and Makepung also takes place every year.

This festival is the largest in the province of Chonburi. The difference, which invited buffalo race is not two but one. Then, the jockey became more dangerous as riding a buffalo without safety devices and only with a prod.

In addition to buffalo racing, the festival is also held beauty contests. The women will compete to become "Miss Farm Maiden". This beauty pageant is also accompanied with dance and carnival.





4. Festival Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona SpanyolThis festival is a little different. Not for the race, the bulls in Pamplona Festival told to pursue human. The festival takes place every year in the city of Pamplona, Spain.

Thousands of visitors both from within and outside the country can not wait to join the festival this one. Previously, these bulls will be made upset that he will run aggressively around town.

Well, later after being released into the city, the festival participants will be stormed away. But, there are also participants who actually approached bulls to test their adrenaline. Until now there are dozens of people who died from this festival to follow.



5. Pacu Jawi, West Sumatra

Pacu Jawi West SumatraIf there Makepung in Bali, there are Bull Race in Madura, Sumatra Pacu Jawi there. Basically, the same festival, the cow race. Pacu Jawi community festival held Tanah Datar, Sumatra as gratitude for a good harvest.

This is where the cow will be invited to compete. The system is the same as Makepung and Bull Race. Ie two cows will run along with a jockey in the middle. The festival has become a regular agenda and increasingly attracts many tourists.

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