Where: Lagos, Nigeria
On some "Watch the Throne" type status, the week-long Eyo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria only occurs when a Lagosian king passes away or a new king takes the crown. A Yoruba tradition dating back to the mid-1800s, the festival is named for the tall masquerades who dress in all white to represent spirits. The festivities begin with a variety of performances and plays, and end with a procession through the city to Iga Idunganran, the king's palace. Before you go, know that certain things are forbidden during Eyo, like smoking, sandals, bikes, motorcycles, and certain hairstyles. If you're caught slipping, the lovely men dressed in white will fuck you up with their staffs, so, act accordingly.