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Here at RocketNews24, you will often read about crazy Japanese festivals, but the rest of Asia also has some pretty fantastic festivals as well. Last year we sent some of our writers to the giant water festival in Thailand where they had a wet and wild time and came back thoroughly rinsed off.

Don’t expect to stay as squeaky clean at this festival in South Korea, though. The Boryeong Mud Festival is coming up next month and it puts any mud wrestling event you have ever seen to shame.

The friendly guys over at the YouTube channel Diagonal View bring their audience weekly videos that showcase strange and odd things from all over the world. With the tagline “the other side of normal”, their videos often cover weird things from Japan, but their most recent video takes us to Korea for the Boryeong Mud Festival.

This mud festival was originally started in 1998 to promote and celebrate cosmetic products being made with mud from the Boryeong mud flats, and also to attract visitors to the area. This mud is high in germanium and bentonite which is said to provide significant health benefits. Millions of people come to Daecheon Swimming Beach to enjoy the muddy festivities.

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There are plenty of fun, dirty events that people can participate in like slides and mud fights. It will be rare to see a clean piece of clothing here.

▼ Red rover, red rover, send all that mud right over!

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The festival takes place over a ten-day period, but the most popular time to attend is the final weekend. This year between July 17 – July 26 festival goers will be able to splash and play to their heart’s content. There are also plenty of side events that run during the festival, so be sure to plan your time accordingly.

▼ Schedule of Events from the 2014 festival

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The entire event looks like a huge ball of messy, muddy fun. If you plan on attending, dress appropriately and let the mud fly. Actually, the Boryeong Mud Festival seems like the perfect event to send our own Mr. Sato to. Let us know if you want to see him there in the comments below.

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Source: YouTube (Diagonal View)
Additional Information: Boryeong Mud Festival
Images: YouTube (Diagonal View), Boryeong Mud Festival