Oct 12 2009
This weird festival takes place every year in northern Spanish Basque village of Lekeitio. In this Spanish Fiesta brave contestants have to wrench the head off a goose while being plunged into the water.
Geese are strung up on a wire, above the town’s harbor, as young men approach in boats and try to grab them. They are then lifted up into the air and plunged into the water repeatedly, until they pull the head off the goose or fall into the water
What’s even weirder is that in the old days the Geese used to be alive, whereas today they’re dead. Why can’t the U.S. do anything like this? What do we have? St. Patrick’s day with drunk cops in NYC?
Gay Pride parade? Where’s our sense of weirdness with animals and fruits and stuff?
Pictures after the jump
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