Merry Christmas! - Now let's fight!

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While most people, sit back and relax after a big Christmas meal, residents of Peru like to work it off with a friendly fist fight. The traditional festival known as Takanakuy or 'fighter' starts with dancing and a religious procession.

After that instead of exchanging gifts, people exchange fist fights. These bare-knuckled, free kicking fights are supervised by local government officials and are meant to allow participants to let our all their pent (built) up anger in a safe environment. The best part is, there is no age or gender limitation - Kids, men and women of all ages can join in the fun.

So if Santa forgot to bring you that unique toy on your list, go ahead - take a flight to Peru and go at it!

Have fun watching the video of this quirky and fun festival!

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114 Comments
  • coolabout 3 years
    i like it
    • loonytoons
      loonytoonsover 3 years
      nice
      • Coolover 3 years
        Sounds fun
        • ALIEN!!!!over 3 years
          AND!!! My great great great great grandfather is from Peru, i met him only once when I was just born... i was born, then i saw him, then he died....
          • wolfdog
            wolfdogover 3 years
            He'd be over 300 if that were such the case.
          • ALIEN!!!!over 3 years
            OUCH!!! Why would they want to fight? That' so uncalled for!
            • hargle barfover 3 years
              my mom is from Peru
              • ouch that hurtover 3 years
                that would hurt to fight
                • slytherinfan
                  slytherinfanover 3 years
                  Yellow belts are the first belt
                  • slytherinfan
                    slytherinfanover 3 years
                    My parents are from Peru.....
                    • mastervenessa
                      mastervenessaalmost 4 years
                      Imagine doing this! It would be good if you knew who you were fighting not random strangers!!! :) LOL