freaky , odd , curious surreal and fun performance art photography French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series
Costumed musical performers called "Mummers" or "Soulers" go house to house begging for food donations called "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers on All Souls Day - where the tradition of Trick-or-Treating began. The Armagh Mummers, Ireland
Straw Craft Ireland made these straw boy outfits for a german mummers group. These costumes are definitely the pinnacle of Irish straw craft. In Ireland, these costumes were popular on St Stephens Day, with the Wren boys.
From the “The Secret Museum of Mankind”. The straw boys are a centuries old tradition in western, rural Ireland. They crash weddings and wakes to sing, dance and commit acts of “buffoonery”. Straw boys continue to crash wedding to this day.