Festivals Around the Globe
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Festivals Around the Globe

Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme- Also known as the Near Death Festival, this celebration is held annually in the town of Las Nieves, Spain. Hundreds of people attend mass in honor of Saint Marta de Ribarteme, the Patron saint of resurrection. Don’t be surprised, however, if you see a bunch of people being carried there in coffins. No, they’re not dead, at least not yet. They’re actually in the coffin because they’ve just had a near-death experience in the past 12 months and are now showing their gratitude.

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