Monkey Buffet Festival
Most of the holidays on this list are for the benefit of people. Thailand’s annual Monkey Buffet Festival is the only one we know of that’s for our lesser relatives in the animal kingdom. Thailand’s Lopburi province, according to legend, was gifted to the monkey king Hanuman by the great hero Rama, and every year, on the last Sunday of November, locals lay out over 6,500 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and let the approximately 600 monkeys of the region eat them all. The primates know the day is coming and go buckwild on the food, pleasing the spirit of Hanuman greatly.