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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  • ndogsway21
    ndogsway21Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:52 am
    COOOOL I WANT TO DO THAT
    • myatm101
      myatm101Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:52 am
      that is so weird lol what
      • 21 savageThursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm
        Peru, a funny place πŸ˜‚
        • prettyface 22Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:42 am
          they carzy why do people do those kind of these like for real come on
          • magickingwizard
            magickingwizardMonday, November 28, 2016 at 11:15 am
            lol
            • wxMonday, February 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
              lol
              • helenie
                helenieSunday, 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 πŸ˜žπŸ˜’πŸ˜
                    • sartor19Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:51 am
                      I can't believe some people do that 😞

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