Grave diggers come from all around to demonstrate their skills in the Hungarian National Grave Digging Championship. They work in teams of two and are allowed to use tools like shovels, rakes and pickaxes. The goal: to dig the best grave.
The rules are pretty simple. You must dig a hole to regulation size, which is 2 feet 7 inches wide, 6 feet 6 inches long and 5 feet 3 inches deep. Graves are judged on speed and appearances.
So why have a grave digging championship? They decided to hold the competition to bring respect and recognition to this dwindling profession. Basically, the generation of life-time grave diggers are retiring or dying and they need more young people to choose a career in grave-digging. Makes the phrase, “dig your own grave,” a little more real, eh?