Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Geese's Day

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.

The geese are dead, don't worry. But in former times they used to be alive.


























Photos by Reuters.
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9 comments :

Kay said...

This is sick and stupid.

Anonymous said...

Stupid "festival"

Anonymous said...

jmm that's really sad, and they are dead but used to be alive, what's that for entertaining.

Anonymous said...

that's really sick

Anonymous said...

assholes!!!

Anonymous said...

ES HORRIBLE Y UNA PENA QUE NO ENCUENTREN UNA MEJOR ENTRETENCION QUE HACER ESTE TIPO DE COSAS.
PLEASE, DON'T BE STUPID!!!

Daniela said...

Savages... what is the point of harming innocent animals? stupid people!!

Anonymous said...

This is BAD and EVIL and has to be prohibited!!!

Anonymous said...

ESTÁ PROHIBIDO POR LA LEY EUROPEA