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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.