Peruvians settle the year's disputes with fist fights at Christmas festival

The annual fighting festival known as Takanakuy took place in Peru, as filmed in Lima on Thursday.

On Christmas morning some Peruvians settle the year's disputes in public fist fights. "We grew up seeing these custom, where there are a couple of blows and that's it.

There is no resentment, there are no quarrels, there it is," said Percy Afata Choque, one of participants. "We forget the stress. Sometimes there are problems. With this custom we forget everything and everything is left behind." He added.

The festival originates from the Chumbivilcas community in the Andes with disgruntled neighbors physically fighting it out to leave any grievances behind.

The centuries-old tradition was used as a way to resolve conflicts and improve relationships. The event was held in the Peruvian capital for the first time in 2014.

(Source: Ruptly)

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