Sitemap

Takanakuy – Peru Christmas Fighting Festival

CorD Recommends

Oxford University to Return Stolen 500-Year-Old Hindu Saint Statue to India

Oxford University in the UK has committed...

Chile to Install World’s Largest Astronomy Camera 

Chile is set to install the world's...

Geneva Motor Show Shuts Down After 119 Years

The Geneva International Motor Show, a century-old...

John Lennon’s Acoustic Guitar Sells for Over $2.8 Million

An acoustic guitar once played by John...

Finland Leads EU in Uranium Extraction

In a pioneering move within the European Union, Finnish mining and chemical company Terrafame has begun extracting uranium, as...

World’s Oldest Liquid Wine Found in Roman Tomb in Spain

The world’s oldest wine in liquid form has been discovered in a Roman tomb, boasting a reddish-brown hue due...

Mickoski Proposes New Government for North Macedonia

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE and the designated Prime Minister of North Macedonia, has formally submitted his proposed cabinet...

King Frederick X Inaugurates First Section of Undersea Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Germany

King Frederick X of Denmark has inaugurated the first segment of the ambitious 18-kilometre Fehmarn Belt tunnel beneath the...

Belgrade Hotel Union Sold for €6.2 Million

Hotel Union, a historic landmark in Belgrade, has been sold for 727 million dinars (€6.2 million) at a public...

Takanakuy, which means “when the blood is boiling” in Quechua (the indigenous Peruvian language) is an annual and ancient ceremonial celebration in the Chumbivilcas Province of Peru.

Community members dine, drink, and dance together, dressed up in one of five character costumes based on historical cultural symbols, and everything culminates in a Christmas Day trip to the local bullfighting ring where people, both men and women, take turns pairing off to settle the year’s disputes.

Chanka culture, that gives hundreds of Andean villagers the chance to solve their love, honour and property problems through the force of blows as a way to put differences behind them before the New Year.

Related Articles

Peru Archaeology: Ancient Mummy Found Under Rubbish Dump

Archaeologists in Peru conducting a dig at the site of a rubbish dump in the capital Lima have found a mummy they think is...

Dina Boluarte Peru’s First Female President

Dina Boluarte became Peru's first female president after her former boss and predecessor, Pedro Castillo, was ousted and then arrested for trying to illegally...