Merry Christmas! - Now let's fight!

By Meera Dolasia on December 30, 2007

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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  • wxMonday, February 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
    • ghostie
      ghostieSunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm
      I don't understand why people would do that. It's just crazy.
      • Puppy love Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm
        Why would they do that 😯😯
        • sartor19
          sartor19Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:56 am
          I can believe people do that 😞😒😐
          • sartor19Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:51 am
            I can't believe some people do that 😞
            • Hi there Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:15 am
              I wish we had that in America
              • genius1326
                genius1326Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm
                So, you have to make sure you don't get beat up? On Christmas?!?!
                • MjTuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:30 am
                  Why would they do that.
                  • syaraWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:50 am
                    how are you going to say marry christmas then want to fight
                    • sherlockcutepup
                      sherlockcutepupWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm
                      people are making fun of my culture! I am very sad. :( :'( (sniff,sniff)

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