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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