Peru revelers pack a New Year's punch

In Andean nation's southern Chumbivilcas region, an annual fighting festival marks start of a new year.

    New Year's celebrations are traditionally about purging the sins of the previous year and starting fresh.

    But in Peru, there is a more novel tradition: an annual fighting festival.

    The tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as a sort of justice system.

    Al Jazeera's Erica Wood reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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