Every July in South Korea, there is a festival called the Boryeong Mud Festival, in which a huge crowd of people get as muddy as it’s possible to be. People travel from around the globe to attend the festival, where they play, wrestle and celebrate in viscous, gray-brown clay.
Boryeong is a small city located about two hours from Seoul. Every summer, the town is overrun with celebrants looking to get muddy.
The festival is held on a Boryeong beach, where the crowd bathes and plays in mineral-rich, mudlike clay. Take a look at these photos, picturing just some of the massive crowd of people that attend the festival.