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
  • coolFriday, March 29, 2019 at 4:52 am
    i like it
    • loonytoons
      loonytoonsWednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:47 am
      nice
      • CoolMonday, January 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm
        Sounds fun
        • ALIEN!!!!Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:16 am
          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
            wolfdogFriday, February 15, 2019 at 9:47 am
            He'd be over 300 if that were such the case.
          • ALIEN!!!!Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:14 am
            OUCH!!! Why would they want to fight? That' so uncalled for!
            • hargle barfThursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:12 am
              my mom is from Peru
              • ouch that hurtMonday, September 24, 2018 at 11:35 am
                that would hurt to fight
                • slytherinfan
                  slytherinfanTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 4:50 pm
                  Yellow belts are the first belt
                  • slytherinfan
                    slytherinfanTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 4:50 pm
                    My parents are from Peru.....
                    • mastervenessa
                      mastervenessaWednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:00 am
                      Imagine doing this! It would be good if you knew who you were fighting not random strangers!!! :) LOL