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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  • abhijaysuper-21
    abhijaysuper-21Monday, 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 😞😒😐
            • 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

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