Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

February 25, 2011 · Posted in Wicked 

Takanakuy, which means “when the blood is boiling” in Quechua, one of the oldest spoken dialects of Peru, is an annual celebration that gives people the chance to solve personal differences with members of their community the old fashioned way, through violence.

The yearly festival, which takes place every December 25th, is an indigenous tradition that has a lot to do with family honor, reputation and distrust in the judiciary system. Takanakuy is viewed by many as the only way to put problems behind them, before New Year.

Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

Takanakuy Fighting Festival in Peru

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